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SAHITYA AKADEMI FELLOWSHIP

 

 

The highest honour conferred by the Akademi on a writer is by electing him as its Fellow. This honour is reserved for `the immortals of literature' and limited to twenty-one only at any given time.


SAHITYA AKADEMI FELLOWS


2017

  1. Dr. Namwar Singh

2016

  1. Dr. Gurdial Singh
  2. Sri Nirendranath Chakravarty

2014

  1. Prof. Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa (1931)
  2. Dr. Cingi Narayana Reddy (1931)

2013

  1. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri (1930)
  2. Raghuveer Chaudhari (1938)
  3. Arjan Hasid (1930)
  4. Dr. Sitakanta Mahapatra (1937)
  5. Dr. M.T. Vasudevan Nair (1933)
  6. Sri Asit Rai (1940)

2010

  1. Dr. Bholabhai Patel (1934-2012)
  2. Kunwar Narain (1927)
  3. Khushwant Singh (1915-2014)
  4. Professor Kedar Nath Singh (1934)
  5. Professor Chandranath Mishra 'Amar' (1925)

2009

  1. Ramakanta Rath (1934)
  2. Professor Gopi Chand Narang (1931)

2007

  1. Professor Anita Desai (1937)
  2. Dr. Kartar Singh Duggal (1917-2012)
  3. Ravindra Kelekar (1925-2010)

2006

  1. Manoj Das (1934)
  2. Vishnu Prabhakar (1914-2009)

2004
  1. Professor U.R. Anantha Murthy (1932-2014)
  2. Smt. Amrita Pritam (1919-2005)
  3. Sankha Ghosh (1932)
  4. Vijay Dan Detha (1926-2013)
  5. Professor Bh. Krishnamurti (1928-2012)
  6. Nirmal Verma (1929-2005)
  7. Kovilan (V.V. Ayyappan) (1923-2010)
2002
  1. Kaifi Azmi (1925-2002)
  2. Sri Nilmani Phookan (1933)
  3. Bhisham Sahni (1915-2003)
  4. Govind Chandra Pandey (1923-2011)

2001

  1. Professor Ram Nath Shastri (1914-2009)
2000
  1. Professor R.N. Dandekar (1909-2001)
  2. Professor Rahman Rahi (1925)

1999

  1. Ram Vilas Sharma (1912-2000)
  2. Rajendra Shah (1913-2010)
  3. Guntruru Seshendra Sharma (1927-2007)
  4. Syed Abdul Malik (1919-2000)
  5. Pandit N. Khelchandra Singh (1920-2010)
  6. K.S. Narasimhaswamy (1915-2003)
1996
  1. Sachidananda Raut-Roy (1916-2004)
  2. Ms. Krishna Sobti (1925)
  3. Professor Vidya Niwas Mishra (1926-2005)
  4. Vinda Karandikar (1918-2010)
  5. Subhas Mukhopadhyay (1919-2003)
  6. Sri D. Jayakanthan (1934-2015)
  7. Raja Rao (1908-2006)

1994

  1. Smt. Ashapurna Devi (1909-1995)
  2. R.N. Narayan (1906-2001)
  3. Dr. P.T. Narasimhachar (1905-1998)
  4. Smt. N. Balamani Amma (1909-2004)
  5. Dr. V.B. Kolte (1908-1998)
  6. Ms. Qurratulain Hyder (1927-2007)
  7. Kanhu Charan Mohanty (1906-1994)
  8. Dr. Harbhajan Singh (1919-2002)
  9. Nagarjun (1911-1998)

1989

  1. Tarkateertha Laxmanshastri Joshi (1901-1994)
  2. Annada Shankar Ray (1904-2002)
  3. Dr. Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004)
  4. Professor Vinayak Krishna Gokak (1909-1992)
  5. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (1912-1999)
  6. Amritlal Nagar (1916-1990)

1985

  1. Professor K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar (1908-1999)
  2. Professor Umashankar Joshi (1911-1988)
  3. Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth (1902-1997)

1979

  1. A.R. Deshpande 'Anil' (1901-1982)
  2. Jainendra Kumar (1905-1988)
  3. Dr. K.V. Puttappa 'Kuvempu' (1904-1994)
  4. Dr. V. Raghavan (1908-1979)
  5. Susri Mahadevi Varma (1907-1987)

1975

  1. Professor T.P. Meenakshisundaran (1899-1980)

1973

  1. Prof. M.U. Malkani (1896-1980)
  2. Sri Nilamani Phukan (1879-1978)
  3. Prof. V.V. Mirashi (1893-1985)
  4. Prof. V.R. Trivedi (1899-1991)
  5. Dr. Sukumar Sen (1900-1992)
  6. Dr. Masti Venkatesa Iyengar (1891-1986)

1971

  1. Mm. Gopinath Kaviraj (1877-1976)
  2. Sri D.B. Kakasaheb Kalelkar (1885-1981)
  3. Sri Gurbaksh Singh (1895-1977)
  4. Sri Kalindi Charan Panigrahi (1901-1991)

1970

  1. Dr. Viswanadha Satyanarayana (1895-1976)
  2. Sri Raghupati Sahay Firaq Gorakhpuri (1896-1982)
  3. Sri Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1910-1994)
  4. Sri V.S. Khandekar (1898-1976)

1969

  1. Sri C. Rajagopalachari (1879-1972)
  2. Sri Tarasankar Bandyopadhyaya (1898-1971)
  3. Sri Sumitranandan Pant (1900-1977)
  4. Dr. D.R. Bendre (1896-1981)

1968

  1. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1898-1975)

 

 

HONORARY FELLOWS

 

This is the highest honor conferred by the Akademi on literary persons of outstanding merit who are not nationals of India and the number of such Fellows is limited to ten at any given time. The Akademi has so far elected the following Honorary Fellows :

 

 

 

2015

  1. Mr. Katsuro Koga (1935)


2014

  1. Prof. Kim Yang Shik (1931)
  2. Dr. Jin Din Haan

 

2013

  1. Dr. Abhimanyu Unnuth (1937-2018)


2010

  1. Sir V.S. Naipaul (1932)

 

2007

  1. Professor R. E. Asher (1926)

2002

  1. Dr. Vassilis Vitsaxis (1920)
  2. Professor E. P. Chelyshev (1921)
1996
  1. Professor Edward C. Dimock, Jr. (1929-2001)
  2. Professor Daniel H.H. Ingalls (1916-1999)
  3. Professor Kamil V. Zvelebil (1927-2009)
  4. Professor Ji Xian Lin (1911-2009)

1974
  1. Sri Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-2002)

 

 

PREMCHAND FELLOWSHIP


Sahitya Akademi has also instituted a Fellowship named after Premchand during his 125th Birth Anniversary in 2005. This Fellowship would be given to scholars doing research on Indian literature or to creative writers from the countries of the SAARC region other than India.


The following are the details of the scheme and rules and procedure for operating it:

  1. One Fellowship may be offered to a person of eminence in the field of culture and literature from the Saarc countries every year.
  2. The period of Fellowship should be from one month to three months depending on the convenience and availability of the writer/scholar.
  3. Actual cost of international air journey may be borne by the Sahitya Akademi, as also train or air journey within India.
  4. Arrangements for boarding and lodging would be made by the Sahitya Akademi.
  5. An amount of Rs.12,000 per month might be given to the scholar/writer for meeting incidental expenses.
  6. A database of writers and scholars might be created to select the Fellows. Names of writers and scholars might be invited from the Indian Missions in SAARC countries, members of the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, senior writers and scholars and from select cultural and literary institutions and universities.
  7. The visiting Fellow might deliver talks or do readings from his/her works in different places during his visit.
  8. The visiting Fellow will be expected to submit a comprehensive report of his visit which will be placed before the Executive Board.

The first Premchand Fellowship was offered to Janab Intizar Husain eminent Urdu fiction writer and columnist from Pakistan. He visited India in two phases. He participated in literary programmes and delivered lectures at Aligarh Muslim University, Luchnow University, Patna University and Banaras Hindu University in the first phase of his visit from 1 September 2007 to 3 September 2007. In the second phase, he took part in programmes held at Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur and delivered lectures at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Hyderabad University from 24 January to 25.

 

YEAR NAME COUNTRY

2016

Ms. Kishwar Naheed

Pakistan

2015

Mr. Muhammad Waheed Nadwi

Maldives

2014

Ms. Jean Arasanayagam

Sri Lanka

2013

Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh Nepal

2012

Prof. Yasmine Gooneratne

Sri Lanka

2011

Ms. Sumathy Sivamohan

Sri Lanka

2010

Mr. Syed Shamsul Haq

Bangladesh

2009

Ms. Selina Hossain

Bangladesh

2008

Mr. Ibrahim Waheed

Maldives

2007

Sri Intizar Hussain

Pakistan

 


 

Dr. ANANDACOOMARASWAMY FELLOWSHIP


Sahitya Akademi in 1996, instituted a Fellowship in the name of the great scholar and aesthete Dr. Anandacoomaraswamy to be offered to scholars from Asian countries to pursue literary projects of their choice.


Sahitya Akademi had announced the conferment of the first Fellowships in 1996 on three scholars namely, Dr. Azad N. Shamatov, Head of South Asian Languages Department, Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent, Prof. Senake Bandaranayake, Director, Post-Graduate Institute of Archeology, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Prof. Chie Nakane, a noted scholar from Japan. Of the three, Dr. Shamatov and Prof. Bandaranayake availed the fellowship and spent several weeks in India doing useful research.


The scheme which was discontinued in view of practical difficulties was revived in 2005 after revising the terms and conditions which are given below:

  1. One Fellowship may be offered to a person of eminence in the field of Asian art, culture, literature and language studies every year under this scheme.
  2. The period of Fellowship should be from one month to three months depending on the convenience and availability of the writer/scholar.
  3. Actual cost of international air journey may be borne by the Sahitya Akademi, as also train or air journey within India.
  4. Arrangements for boarding and lodging would be made by the Sahitya Akademi.
  5. An amount of Rs. 12,000 per month might be given to the scholar for meeting incidental expenses.
  6. The visiting Fellow may be requested to deliver lectures on the topic of his/her specialization in institutions/departments dealing in the discipline.
  7. A database of writers and scholars might be created to identify the Fellows. Names of writers and scholars might be invited from the Indian Missions abroad, members of the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, senior writers and scholars and from select cultural and literary institutions and universities.
  8. The visiting Fellow will be expected to submit a comprehensive report of his visit which will be placed before the Executive Board.
YEAR NAME COUNTRY

2016

Professor Zalmai Hewadmal

Afghanistan

2015

Professor Jiang Jingkui

China

2014

Dr. Ithamar Theodor

Israel

2013

Mohd. Issa Barhoum

Jordan

2012

Prof. (Dr.) Sophana Srichampa

Bangkok (Thailand)

2011

Ms. Mihoko Hiraoka

Japan

2010

Dr. Suchitra Chongstitvatana

Bangkok (Thailand)

2009

Ms. Merlie M. Alunan

Philippines

2008

Prof. (Ms.) Do Thu Ha

Vietnam

2007

Ms. Mami Yamada

Japan

1996

Prof. Chie Nakane (did not avail)

Japan

1996

Prof. Senake Badbaranayake

Sri Lanka

1996

Dr. Azad N. Shamatov

Tashkent

 


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