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Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
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Category Literature (Individual)
Instituted 1968
First Awarded 1968
Last Awarded 2007
Awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Government of India
Description Literary award
in India
First Awardee(s) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Last Awardee(s) Anita Desai, Ravindra Kalelkar,
Kartar Singh Duggal

Sahitya Akademi Fellowship is a literary honor in India which Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, confers[1] on writers of outstanding works in one of the following twenty-four major Indian languages[2]:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu[3].

The fellowship was established in 1968.

Honorary fellowships are also awarded to outstanding non-Indian scholars of Indian literature.

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List of Fellows

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1968

1969

1970

1971

1973

  • M. U. Malkani (1896–1980), Sindhi writer
  • Nilamani Phukan (1879–1978)
  • V. R. Trivedi (1899–1991)

1975

  • T. P. Meenakshisundaran (1899–1980), Dravidian linguist

1979

  • V. Raghavan (1908–1979), Sanskrit scholar

1985

1989

1994

  • Kanhu Charan Mohanty (1906–1994), Oriya novelist

1996

1999

  • Rajendra Shah (1913)
  • Syed Abdul Malik (1919–2000)
  • N. Khelchandra Singh (1920), Manipuri expert on Archaic Meeteilon written in Meetei Script

2000

2001

2002

  • Nilamani Phookan (1933), Assamese poet
  • Govind Chandra Pandey (1923)

2004

  • Bh. Krishnamurthi (1928)

2005

2006

2007

List of Honorary Fellows

1974

1996

  • Edward C. Dimock, Jr. (1929–2001), Bengali scholar

2002

  • Vassilis Vitsaxis (1920)
  • E. P. Chelyshev (1921)

2007

  • R. E. Asher

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