Gender and Indian literary awards : what do the numbers say?

Jacob, Suraj and Viswanatha, Vanamala (2018) Gender and Indian literary awards : what do the numbers say? Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (25). pp. 23-27. ISSN 2349-8846

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Abstract

The distribution of Sahitya Akademi awards shows the fairly predictable pattern of gender gaps. Starting from 1955, and across two dozen languages, less than one-tenth of all awards have gone to women. However, since the 1990s, there has been an overall increase in the awards given to women writers.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Jacob, Suraj and Viswanatha, Vanamala
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender gaps, Indian literary awards, Sahitya Akademi awards
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social groups
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3247
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