Sahitya Akademi


  • It is India’s National Academy of Letters.
  • It is an organisation dedicated to promotion of literature in Indian languages of India.
  • It was founded in March 1954.
  • It is headquartered in Rabindra Bhavan in Delhi.
  • It is the central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion in the country.
  • It is only institution that undertakes literary activities in 24 Indian languages, including English.
  • It organises national and regional workshops and seminars; provides research and travel grants to authors; publishes books and journals, including the Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature.
  • It also gives 24 awards annually to literary works in the languages it has recognized.

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