Tamil writer Sivashankari honoured with Saraswathi Samman for acclaimed work "Surya Vamsam"

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The award is for his book "Surya Vamsam", a memoir published in Tamil in 2019.

Noted Tamil writer Sivasankari has been conferred with the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2022.

The award is for his book "Surya Vamsam", a memoir published in Tamil in 2019.

An Overview of the News

  • Sivasankari is a prolific writer who has made significant contributions to Tamil literature, and the award is a recognition of his talent and dedication.

  • Sivasankari's recognition with the Saraswati Samman will help bring greater visibility to Tamil literature and inspire new generations of writers in the language.

About Saraswati Samman

  • It is given annually to an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language and published during the last 10 years.

  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque.

  • The award has been received by some of India's most prominent writers, including Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Mahasweta Devi, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, and S.L. Bhairappa.

  • The Saraswati Samman has played an important role in promoting Indian literature and recognizing the contribution of Indian authors to the global literary scene.

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