Tamil writer Sivasankari will be honored with 'Saraswati Samman 2023'

Tamil writer Sivasankari will be honored with 'Saraswati Samman 2023'

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Category : Awards Published on: March 17 2023

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  • Tamil writer Sivasankari will be awarded the Saraswati Samman 2022 for her 2019 memoir ‘Surya Vamsam’.
  • It is announced by the KK Birla Foundation.
  • Sivasankari’s literary career spans over five decades.
  • She is the author of 36 novels, 48 novellas, 150 short stories, 15 travelogues, seven collections of essays and three biographies, including one on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • Many of Sivasankari’s works have been translated into several Indian languages, and in English, Japanese and Ukrainian.
  • The Saraswati Samman is one of the three literary awards instituted by the foundation in 1991. It is the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature in the country and carries a cash prize of ₹15 lakh, a plaque and a citation.
  • The Saraswati Samman is given every year for an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language by an Indian citizen in the last 10 years preceding the specified Samman year. 
  • The recipient is chosen by the Chayan Parishad under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge Arjan Kumar Sikri that comprises outstanding scholars and writers of the country.
  • Besides the Saraswati Samman, the Bihari Puraskar and the Vyas Samman are other literary awards instituted by the foundation.
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