Sahitya Akademi Fellowship

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Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
Category Literature (Individual)
Description Literary award
in India
Instituted 1968
First awarded 1968
Last awarded 2010
Awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Government of India
First awardee(s) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Last awardee(s) Khushwant Singh

The Sahitya Akademi Fellowship is a literary honour in India. Awarded by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters,Government of India, to the "immortals of literature," and limited to twenty one individuals at any given time,[1] it is the highest literary honour conferred by the Government of India.[2] The fellowship was established in 1968 and the first elected fellow was the philosopher and statesman, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. In addition to the twenty one fellowships, a handful of honorary fellowships have been awarded to international scholars of Indian literature.

The fellowship can be awarded for literary work in any one of the following twenty-four Indian languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Indian English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

List of Fellows[edit]

1968[edit]

  • S. Radhakrishnan (1888–1975), philosopher(second President of India from 1962 to 1967)

1969[edit]

1970[edit]

1971[edit]

1973[edit]

1975[edit]

1979[edit]

1985[edit]

1989[edit]

1994[edit]

1996[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2004[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

In 2010, 5 people were honored with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowships.

List of Honorary Fellows[edit]

1974[edit]

1996[edit]

2002[edit]

2007[edit]

2010[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sahitya Academi Fellowships
  2. ^ Report from The Hindu, January 2007.: the noted writer Manoj Das (in January 2007) "received the country's highest literary honour - Sahitya Akademi Fellowship."
  3. ^ Also spelled Sachi Raut-Roy, Sachi Raut-Ray, Sachi Rautroy.
  4. ^ Krishna Sobti, 1925–
  5. ^ Bhisham Sahni, Kaifi Azmi in Sahitya Akademi
  6. ^ a b "Nirmal Verma, Kovilan elected Sahitya Akademi Fellows"
  7. ^ Report from The Hindu, January 2007.: the noted writer Manoj Das (in January 2007) "received the country's highest literary honour – Sahitya Akademi Fellowship."
  8. ^ a b c d Anita Desai among Sahitya Akademi Fellows The Hindu, February 23, 2007.
  9. ^ Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for Kalelkar
  10. ^ Kartar Singh Duggal gets Sahitya Akademi Fellowship 6 May 2007.
  11. ^ Ji Xianlin, A Gentle Academic Giant.

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