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#Jerry Pinto, #Nasira Sharma among #Sahitya #Akademi winners #Jerry Pinto, Nasira #Sharma and 3Sitanath Acharya are among 24 writers named for the prestigious #Sahitya #Akademi awards this year. The awards will be presented during a ceremony on February 22 next year. Read more at: http://www.mahendraguru.com/2016/12/spotlight-22-dec-500-pm.html Copyright © Mahendras

Three Writers from Assam Win the Prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2016

Amarkant was an Indian writer of Hindi literature. His novel Inhin Hathiyaron Se earned him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2007, and Vyas Samman in year 2009. He was awarded Jnanpith Award for the year 2009. itimes.com

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Amit Chaudhuri is an indian English author and academic.He was awared Sahitya akademi award India's highest literary honor in two thousand two for his novel A new world. itimes.com

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Indira Goswami known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo was an Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer. Indira Goswami in inauguration ceremony of a 2nd India Saraswati temple at Bijoy Nagar, Guwahati She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award he Jnanpith Award and Principal Prince Claus Laureate.

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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1936), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindi-Urdu and has also written in Punjabi and several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.

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Sahitya Akademi Award Trending on #TrendsToday App #Twitter (India) Prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for 2015 announced in 23 languages, with the winner in Bangla to be announced later #Prestigious #SahityaAkademiAward #announced #languages #winner #Bangla Get App: http://trendstoday.co/install.html

Nayantara Sahgal, a renowned Indian writer and member of the Indian Writer's Forum, who was recognised for her impeccable work in Indian literature and awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award 29 years ago, has returned the prestigious award to the government as a sign of protest. She was honoured in 1986 for her English novel, Rich Like Us. Nayantara is not happy with the way religious intolerance is rising in our nation, which is curbing people's rights.

Anita Desai, writer, novelist, Sahitya Akademi, Man Booker Prize...