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Saraswati Samman Award 2022

Saraswati Samman Award 2022:

Tamil writer Sivasankari was presented with the ‘Saraswati Samman’ 2022 for her book of memoirs Surya Vamsam.

  • Saraswati Samman Award is given annually for outstanding literary works in 22 Indian languages in the last 10 years.
  • It is among the highest recognitions in the field of Indian literature.
  • The selection follows a rigorous three-tier process leading up to a final decision by Chayan Parishad
  • It was instituted by the K. Birla Foundation. (the Vyas Sammanand the Bihari Puraskar are other literary awards instituted by the foundation.)
  • It carries a citation, a plaque and prize money of 15 lakh rupees.
  • Sivasankari’s literary career spans over five decades.
  • She is the author of 36 novels, 48 novellas, 150 short stories, 15 travelogues, seven collections of essays, and three biographies.