22 December 2016 Current Affairs: Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016 in 24 languages. Eight books of poetry, seven books of short stories, five books of novel, two books of criticism, one book of essays and a book of play have won the prestigious awards for the year.
The awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 24 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President of the Akademy.
The prestigious award will be presented to the winners at a special function to be held on 22 February 2017 in New Delhi. The Award includes a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs. 100000.Complete list of winners:
Sahitya Akademi Award :
|Title of books|
|Anju (Anjali Narzary)|
|Ang Maboroi Dong Dasong|
|Em and the big Hoom|
|Boluwaru Mohammad Kunhi|
|Edwin J.F. D’souza|
|Barki Kaki at Hotmail Dot Com|
|Janmabhumi Mero Swadesh|
|Masia Di Raat|
|Murdjat Ar Dujee Kahaniyan|
|Gobinda Chandra Majhi|
|Oru Siru Isai|
|Mabad-e-Jadidiat Se Naye Ahed Ki Takhliqiyat Tak|
The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour in India.
It is conferred annually on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi.
The Award was established in 1954.
Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray is designer of the plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi.