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Award wapsi row: Bengaluru literature festival director Sampath steps down

Sahitya Akademi award-winning author Vikram Sampath has stepped down as one of the directors of Bangalore Literature Festival in the wake of three Kannada writers deciding to boycott the event over......

Secularism under threat like never before: Nayantara Sahgal

Noted writer Nayantara Sahgal, who recently returned her 'Sahitya Akademi' Award over the Dadri lynching case, has said secularism is under threat like never before and that individual freedom and......

Authors urge Sahitya Akademi to reinvent itself

Writers including those who had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards on Sunday wrote to the National Academy of Letters urging it to build on the resolution passed during its recent emergency meet......

Never thought religion would be asked before name: Gulzar

Amid growing protests by Sahitya Akademi awardees, renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar said communal harmony is being harmed to such a level that people are not allowed to even talk with freedom.......

Vikram Seth backs Sahitya Akademi's condemnation of writers' killing

Eminent author Vikram Seth on Friday came out in support of the Sahitya Akademi statement denouncing the recent killing of writers, saying it has condemned the "atmosphere of fear" sought to be......
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Struggle against intolerance to continue, say artists who returned awards

The first artist to return the Sahitya Akademi award Maya Krishna Rao said the movement to return awards had created a "sense of nervousness" in... ...

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