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Yashpal was a Hindi-language author who is often considered to be the most gifted since Premchand. A political commentator and a socialist who had a particular concern for the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged, he wrote in a range of genres, including essays, novels and short stories, as well as a play, two travel books and an autobiography. He won the Hindi-language Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel, Meri Teri Uski Baat in 1976 and was also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan. itimes.com

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Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for year 2015. For their contribution in the field of children’s literature, five novelists, four short story writers and three poets for their poetries were announced to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award.

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LIVE! Bengali Poet Mandakranta Sen returns Sahitya Akademi Award - Rediff.com India News

Kamala Das, poet and writer born today March 31st, 1934 in Kerala, India. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Sahitya Akademi Award. Eunuch is one of her bold poems.

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Citing the murder of noted rationalists and the Dadri lynching incident, Punjabi language writer and poet Surjit Patar on Tuesday returned his Sahitya Akademi Award.