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Sahitya Akademi Award

Sahitya Akademi award winning Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakraborty dies at 94

He won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1974 for his poem 'Ulanga Raja' (naked king) which mocked the social set up.

Dec 25, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Kashmiri writer bags Sahitya Akademi award

The writer is presently posted as head of the regional news unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar. 

Dec 05, 2018, 22:23 PM IST

Sahitya Akademi Awards announced for 24 languages; Tamil poet's family declines award

The Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced its annual awards in 24 languages.

Dec 22, 2017, 00:15 AM IST

''India might become an educationally failed nation''

An Indian linguist and anthropologist who is globally revered for his work on dying languages, Ganesh Devy has researched and documented 780 living Indian languages.

Jun 08, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' helmer's next is a biopic on poet Batalvi

Director Mudassar Aziz, who is awaiting the release of "Happy Bhaag Jayegi", hopes to direct a biopic on late legendary poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Jul 21, 2016, 18:13 PM IST

Modi govt's culture minister may one day drape sarees around naked statues at Khajuraho: Nayantara Sahgal

Author Nayantara Sahgal on Saturday criticised the Narendra Modi government for not being open-minded.
 

Jan 23, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Intolerance levels remain high: Ashok Vajpeyi

Noted writer and poet Ashok Vajpeyi on Saturday refused to take back the Sahitya Akademi award that he had returned stating that "intolerance levels remain high" in the country.

Jan 23, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

Months after returning her Sahitya Akademi award, Nayantara Sahgal agrees to take it back

As a protest over the 'growing' intolerance in the country, Sahgal, has returned Sahitya Akademi award following the Dadri incident in October last year.

Jan 22, 2016, 12:09 PM IST

#AwardWapsi returns: Writer Ashok Vajpeyi returns D Litt degree in protest against Rohith Vemula's suicide

Vajpeyi's announcement comes two days after, Vemula, a Ph.D student, committed suicide on Sunday alleging harassment by the university authorities.   

Jan 19, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

Returning award would be ingratitude on my part, says Sahitya Academy Awardee Ruskin Bond

Noted writer and children's most lovable author Ruskin Bond recently shared his views on intolerance row, stating such incidents were always there, but today media has become so powerful that it is highlighting them.

Dec 16, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

Award returnees should go where they see tolerance: Anupam Kher

Amid the turbulence of award returnees, veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher makes a statement saying that Award returnees should go to a place where there is a tolerance.

Nov 06, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

BJP's Vijayvargiya, Sadhvi Prachi dub SRK as 'anti-nationalist'

Shahrukh Khan on his birthday gave a statement saying that he supports Sahitya award returnees over their stance on communal intolerance.

Nov 04, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

Those returning awards spreading ideological terrorism: Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das hit out at Sahitya Akademi award winners who returned their laurels.

Nov 03, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

In conversation with Munawwar Rana on controversies surrounding him

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana, who has returned his Sahitya Akademi award over growing intolerance in the country, would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon.

Oct 22, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

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Oct 22, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

Kashmir writer Margoob Banhali returns Sahitya Akademi award

Noted Kashmir writer and poet Margoob Banhali on Monday joined the growing list of litterateurs to return the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:41 PM IST

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Oct 19, 2015, 10:34 AM IST

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi award

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana, who opposed those returning Sahitya Akademi award has returned his own award.

Oct 19, 2015, 09:29 AM IST

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi award; two more hand over honour

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday joined over 30 authors who have returned Sahitya Akademi award while Hindi writer Kashinath said he was handing over the honour in protest against "irresponsible" comments by various ministers on writers who have been agitating against "rising intolerance".

Oct 18, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Urdu poet Munnawar Rana returns Sahitya Award on live TV

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday announced on live TV his decision to return Sahitya Akademi award along with a Rs one lakh cash prize and vowed not to accept any government award in future.

Oct 18, 2015, 20:29 PM IST