Ministry of Culture is promoting Indian literature in foreign countries through Sahitya Academy – Culture Minister

New Delhi: For the promotion of Indian Literature in foreign countries the Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous organization working under the Ministry of Culture, under its Cultural Exchange Programme with different countries had sent the following delegations to different countries:

Indian writers’ delegation to participate in Hay Festival, Segovia, Spain (22-25 September 2016).

Indian writers’ delegation to London to participate in London Book Fair (14-16 March 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Brazil to participate in Festival of India in Brazil (04-10 September 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Thailand to participate in a Seminar on Influence of Sanskrit & Pali on South East Asian Languages under the Festival of India in Thailand (23-27 September 2017)

Indian writers’ delegation to Spain to participate in a Sanskrit Round Table as part of India’s 70th independence anniversary celebrations (17-21 October 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Israel to participate in a Festival of India to celebrate 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence (05-10 November 2017).

Sahitya Akademi’s participation in Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, Mauritius (18-20 August 2018).

Sahitya Akademi’s participation in Sharjah International Book Fair (31 October – 09 November 2018).

Indian writers’ delegation to Nepal to participate in Festivalof India in Nepal (19-21 March 2019).

Sl.No. Title Language Translated Into and Publisher
1 Herbert

by Nabarun Bhattacharya


(Publisher – Draupadi Verlag)

2 Train to Pakistan

by Khushwant Singh


(Publisher–Aranan Publishing House)

3 Kaattil Oru Maan

by Ambai


(Publisher – Zulma)

Apart from the above, the Akademi has published the following books under Cultural Exchange Programme:

Sl. No. Title Language of Publication
1 Bhartala Da Natya Shastra by Kapila Vatsyayan Russian
2 Indian Short Stories by E.V. Ramakrishnan Russian
3 Kabita Slovenian
4 The Dual of the Heart English


The Sahitya Akademi has been translating Indian literary masterpieces into foreign languages under Ministry of Culture’s project, Indian Literature Abroad (ILA). Under the scheme to promote Indian literature in foreign languages, Sahitya Akademi has published following:

The Sahitya Akademi has been publishing these translations out of fund allotted to it by the Government of India.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.