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Books & Documentaries


Sahitya Akademi publications are unique in that they are published in 24 languages recognized by the Akademi and cover a wide range of genres.

Sahitya Akademi publishes in all the languages novels, short stories, poetry, plays, histories, dictionaries, general literary books and children’s literature, to name a few.

Central to Sahitya Akademi publications is translation. Most of the Award-winning titles are translated into other languages. Apart from that, many interesting titles get translated into other 23 languages.

This movement across languages ensures that the best of Akademi publications and by logical extension, Indian literature, get translated among all the languages.

This constant flux of literature among the languages ensures ever increasing awareness among readers in all the languages about various developments in literatures across India.

Further, this also provides more and more opportunities to the translators in all the languages.

Akademi’s Makers of Indian Literature [MIL] series is another unique publication. Published in all the 24 languages, MILs cater to laypersons and scholars alike in each language.

Histories of literatures provide rare insight into the development and evolution of each literature and language in different regions.

Tribal Literature series in English and other languages bring forth to the surface gems of literature that are otherwise inaccessible to masses.

Sahitya Akademi publications in general are highly subsidized so that literature, best of literature, reaches masses all over the country.

All in all, Sahitya Akademi publications are nothing but literary service to the country that has its aim of national integration and binding varied communities through literature at its heart.

Some of the genres of Akademi publications include the following but are not limited to the following:

  • Novels

  • Short Stories

  • Poetry

  • Seminar Proceedings

  • Criticism

  • Plays

  • Histories

  • Anthologies

  • Readers

  • Selections

  • Indexes

  • Bibliographies

  • Encyclopaedia

  • Makers of Indian Literature

  • Children’s Literature

  • Tribal and Oral Literature

Sahitya Akademi publications are available in the following languages. Click at the language for accessing latest catalogue in that language:

1. Assamese

2. Bengali

3. Bodo

4. Dogri

5. English

6. Gujarati

7. Hindi

8. Kannada

9. Kashmiri

10. Konkani

11. Maithili

12. Malayalam

13. Manipuri

14. Marathi

15. Nepali

16. Odia

17. Punjabi

18. Rajasthani

19. Sanskrit

20. Santali

21. Sindhi

22. Tamil

23. Telugu

24. Urdu

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Considering the need for and the importance of documentation in the field of Literature, Sahitya Akademi, has Launched a project of documentary films on writers of national repute.

All the films are being directed by eminent film-makers or writers familiar with the work of their subjects.

Each film tries to capture the writers in their different moods, the environments in which they work, makes them talk about their work, and presents their art and achievements in retrospect.

These are valuable pieces of creative documentation worthy of any national or international archive.

The Akademi has so far produced 153 video-films on the eminent Indian litterateurs.

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