Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, founded on 12th March 1954, is the central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion of literature in the country. It is the only institution which undertakes promotion of literature through literary activities in twenty-four Indian languages including Indian English. The twenty-four Indian languages are - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit,Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Sahitya Akademi Award Winners 2013
Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 has been conferred upon Dr. Anil Kr. Boro, Professor, Gauhati University for his excellent poetic work