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For Yuva Puraskar 2017, Sahitya Akademi is inviting books from publishers and
young Indian authors of the age of 35 and below in all the 24 languages
recognized by the Akademi. The applicant author should be 35 or below on 1st
January 2017. Last date of submission is 30th September 2016. The books
should be submitted along with the attested copy of date of birth certificate.
Further information about the submission can be obtained from
Sahitya Akademi introduced Yuva Puraskar in 2011 to encourage young writers
writing in Indian languages and who are below the age of 35. Since then a total
of 106 awards have been given to the best book by young Indian authors in the
Indian languages recognized by the Akademi, viz., Assamese, Bengali, Bodo,
Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili,
Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Santali,
Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. These awards are presented at a
prestigious ceremony and comprise an amount of Rs. 50,000/-, a plaque and a
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