Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 announced

Posted on:22 Dec 2016 17:45:11
Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 announced
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.

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Author Title of books Genre Language
Jnan Pujari Meghmalar Bhraman Poetry Assamese
Nrisinghaprasad Badhuri Mahabharater Astadahi Essay Bengali
Anju (Anjali Narzary) Ang Maboroi Dong Dasong Poetry Bodo
Chhatrapal Cheta Short Story Dogri
Jerry Pinto Em and the big Hoom Novel English
Kamal Vora Anekek Poetry Gujarati
Nasira Sharma Paarijat Novel Hindi
Boluwaru Mohammad Kunhi Swatantryada Ota Novel Kannada
Aziz Hajini Aane Khane Criticism Kashmiri
Edwin J.F. D’souza Kale Bhangar Novel Konkani
Shyam Darihare Barki Kaki at Hotmail Dot Com Short Story Maithili
Prabha Varma Shyamamadhavan Poetry Malayalam
Moirangthem Rajen Cheptharaba Eshingpun Short Story Manipuri
Asaram Lomate Aalok Short Story Marathi
Gita Upadhyay Janmabhumi Mero Swadesh Novel Nepali
Paramita Satpathy Prapti Short Story Odia
Swarajbir Masia Di Raat Play Punjabi
Bulaki Sharma Murdjat Ar Dujee Kahaniyan Short Story Rajasthani
Sitanath Acharya Kavyanirjhari Poetry Sanskrit
Gobinda Chandra Majhi Nalha Poetry Santali
Nand Javeri Akhar Katha Poetry Sindhi
Vannadhasan Oru Siru Isai Short Story Tamil
Papineni Sivasankar Rajanigandha Poetry Telugu
Nizam Siddiqui Mabad-e-Jadidiat Se Naye Ahed Ki Takhliqiyat Tak Criticism Urdu

 

Sahitya Akademi Award : 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.

 

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