SAHITYA AKADEMI YUVA PURASKAR 2024 (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Awards)

News-CRUX-10     18th June 2024        
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Context: Devidas Saudagar, relatively unknown in Marathi literary circles, has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024 for his novel "Usvan" (Frayed Stitches).

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024

  • About: It recognizes literary works in 24 languages.
  • Age: 35
  • Category: The Yuva Puraskar has been awarded for 10 poetry books, seven collections of short stories, two collections of articles and one of essays, one novel, one book of ghazals and one memoir.
  • Inception and Recognition: Established in 2011, the award includes a cash prize of ₹50,000, a copper plaque, and a commendation certificate for each honored author.
  • Prize: Yuva Puraskar awardees will receive a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 at an awards ceremony later.
  • Other Awards: The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar recognizes authors for their significant contributions to children's literature, focusing on novels published within the five years preceding the award year.

Sahitya Akademi Awards

  • About: The award's purpose is to recognise and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends.
  • Established: 1954.
  • Language: 24 (22 languages of the 8th Schedule to the Indian constitution as well as in English and Rajasthani language).