Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023

News: Recently, the Sahitya Akademi announced the Sahitya Akademi Award 2023 in 24 languages.

What is Sahitya Akademi Awards?
• Sahitya Akademi award established in 1954, is a literary honour that is conferred annually by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of letters.
• Akademi gives 24 awards annually to literary works in the languages it has recognized and an equal number of awards to literary translations from and into the
• Besides the 22 languages enumerated in the Constitution of India, the Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani as languages in which its programme may be implemented.
• The Award is in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and an amount of Rs. 1,00,000.

What are the criteria’s?
• The author must be of Indian Nationality.
• Book/work eligible for the award must be an outstanding contribution to the language and literature to which it belongs.
• When equal merit for books of two or more are found, certain criteria like total literary contribution and standing of authors shall be taken into consideration for declaring the award.

Who won the award from Gujarat?
• Vinod Joshi for his epic poetry ‘Sairandhree’.

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