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Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 announced

Dec 22, 2016 09:31 IST

Sahitya Akademi on 21 December 2016 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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Complete list of winners:

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

About 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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Who: Sahitya Akademi Award 2016

What: Announced

When: 21 December 2016

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