Amrita Pritam: Another poet, Amrita Pritam, who is a force in Punjabi literature, comes in at number 100. She was the first woman to get the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956 for her magnum opus, a lengthy poem called Sunehade (Messages).
She was also the first female Indian writer to be published in English when her work was selected for translation by Edward Lucie-Smith in 1957.
Pritam's poetry is known for its social commentary as well as its use of language with vigor and vitality. Her poems have been credited with helping women gain more rights in India. She died in 1958 at the young age of 39.
So, in conclusion, Amrita Pritam was the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956 and she was also the first female Indian writer to be published in the United Kingdom. She died at the young age of 39 years old.
Amrita Pritam was a poet, essayist, and novelist from India who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi. She is largely considered as the first prominent female Punjabi poet and the twentieth century's top Punjabi-language poet. She received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956, making her the first woman to earn the coveted award. The citation for this award described her as a "woman of distinction and authority in Punjabi literature", and said that she had created a new style of writing for women.
She was born on 4 April 1908 in Amritsar into a family of writers. Her father was Dr. Bhim Chand Pritam, a noted physician and her mother was Surekha Devi, both parents were teachers before they got married. They had three more children: another son who died at the age of four, a daughter who lived until she was fourteen, and then another son who also died before his second birthday. This left Amrita with only two sisters who survived them. One sister later became a doctor and the other one a lawyer.
At the age of six, Amrita began writing poems which led to her becoming one of the most celebrated poets of her time. At fifteen she wrote her first novel which was published when she was already a famous poet and has since then written many more books. In addition to being a poet and author, Amrita also worked as a radio announcer during the late 1930s.
Since 1955, the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters) has granted the Sahitya Akademi Award to Indian writers for excellent books of literary value published in any of the 24 main Indian languages. The following is a list of Malayalam language writers who have received the prize. In 1959, 1961, and 1968, no awards were presented. In 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014, the award went un-presented due to lack of nominations.
Subramaniam won the prize for her English poetry book 'When God is a Traveller.' Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam is one of 20 writers who will win the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2020, according to PTI. The award was announced by Indian writer and academic Sushama Swarup at a ceremony in New Delhi on Friday.
Swarup said Subramaniam's work "reflects a deep engagement with life and living" and added that she is "one of India's most distinguished poets." The other winners include authors from different languages and disciplines including Kannada novelist Ramachandra Guha, Malayalam novelists Anurag Kashyap and Udayakrishna-author Chekavar, Tamil writer Vaali and Hindi poet Prasad Shrikant Verma.
The awards were first given out in 1955 and are considered the highest literary honor in India. They are presented annually by Sahitya Akademi (Academy of Literature), which is an independent body responsible for preserving and promoting Indian literature.
Subramaniam was born on August 25, 1950 in Aluva, Kerala. She graduated in English from St. Teresa's College, Kochi before going on to study law at Christ Church College, Bangalore. But she never practiced law and instead worked as a school teacher for several years.
Shashi Tharoor, an English writer and politician, and V Madhusoodanan Nair, a prominent Malayalam poet, received the Sahitya Akademi Award on Wednesday. The National Academy of Letters established the prize, which is one of the greatest literary honors in the country. It is known as the Nobel of literature.
Tharoor was presented with the award for his book "The Indian Way of Life". He has been elected to Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency of Kerala three times. The other recipient this year is V. Madhusudhanan Nair for his work "Ormakalude Alaigeyane" (What's so special about her?). He is a well-known poet from Kottayam district, who lived between 1910 and 1987.
Madhu Sundaran Nair was born on April 23, 1910 in Alappuzha, a city in Kerala. He wrote more than 100 books in Malayalam including novels, short story collections, essays, biographies and children's books. His works have been translated into several languages including English, Hindi and Tamil.
He started writing poems at the age of 19. Two years later he published his first collection titled "Kaviyooru" (Crescent).