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K. Satchidanandan quits Sahitya Akademi, joins protest by literary icons

New Delhi(ANI): Joining the protest over rising communal violence cases in the country, Malayalam and English poet K. Satchidanandan quit the Sahitya Akademi on Saturday, becoming the latest literary icon to do so. Earlier, Malayalam author and activist Sarah Joseph returned the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi award protesting against the …

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Shashi Deshpande resigns from Sahitya Akademi panel in protest

Bangalore: Award-winning author Shashi Deshpande on Friday resigned from the Sahitya Akademi General Council expressing “a sense of strong disappointment” over the literary body’s silence on the killing of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi. In her letter to Akademi chairperson Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, the 77-year-old author said, “I do this with …

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