Sahitya Akademi Awards: Facts at a Glance

Sahitya Akademi Award is given to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Akademi. The Sahitya Akademi was formally inaugurated by the Government of India on 12 March 1954 as the central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion in the country and the only institution that undertakes literary activities in 24 Indian languages, including English.
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The Sahitya Akademi was formally inaugurated by the Government of India on 12 March 1954. The Government of India Resolution, which set forth the constitution of the Akademi, described it as a national organisation to work actively for the development of Indian letters and to set high literary standards, to foster and co-ordinate literary activities in all the Indian languages (23). The Akademi functions as an autonomous organisation. It was registered as a society on 7 January 1956, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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Facts about Sahitya Akademi Award

1. It was constitutes in March, 1954.
2. It is given in 24 Indian languages.
3. Sahitya Akademi Awards comprise a plaque and a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000(from 2009)
4. The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray.
5. During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, the plaque was substituted with national savings bonds.
6. Makhanlal Chaturvedi was the first hindi writer who won it in 1955 for his work "Him Tarangini" (Poetry).
7. Its Head office is in New Delhi.
8. Sahitya Akademi Award is the second-highest literary honor next to a Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.
9. Sahitya Akademi gives some other awards like: Bhasha Samman Puraskar, Prize for Translation and Bal Sahitya Puraskar.
10. Ram Darash Mishra is the winner of 2015 for his hindi work “Aag ki hansi”(poetry).
11. Nasira Sharma got this award for her hindi novel Paarijat for 2016.

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Sahitya Akademi Award winners and their works in Hindi language

Year

Author

Work

1955

 Makhanlal Chaturvedi

 Him Tarangini (Poetry)

1956

 Vasudeva Saran Agrawal

 Padmavat Sanjivani Vyakhya (Commentary)

1957

 Acharya Narendra Dev

 Bauddha Dharma Darshan (Philosophy)

1958

 Rahul Sankrityayan

 Madhya Asia Ka Itihas (History)

1959

 Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'

 Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyaya (A Survey of Indian culture)

1960

 Sumitranandan Pant

 Kala aur Burha Chand (Poetry)

1961

 Bhagwati Charan Verma

 Bhoole Bisre Chitra (Novel)

1962

 No Award


1963

 Amrit Rai

 Premchand: Kalam Ka Sipahi (Biography)

1964

 S.H. Vatsyayan 'Agyeya'

 Aangan Ke Par Dvar (Poetry)

1965

 Nagendra

 Rasa Siddhanta (Treatise on poetics)

1966

 Jainendra Kumar

 Muktibodh (Novelette)

1967

 Amritlal Nagar

 Amrit Aur Vish (Novel)

1968

 Harivansh Rai Bachchan

 Do Chattanen (Poetry)

1969

 Shrilal Shukla

 Raag Darbari (Novel)

1970

 Ram Vilas Sharma

 Nirala Ki Sahitya Sadhana (Biography)

1971

 Namwar Singh

 Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman (Literary criticism)

1972

 Bhawani Prasad Mishra

 Buni Huyi Rassi (Poetry)

1973

 Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

 Alok Parva (Essays)

1974

 Shivmangal Singh 'Suman'

 Mitti Ki Baraat (Poetry)

1975

 Bhisham Sahni

 Tamas (Novel)

1976

 Yashpal

 Meri Teri Uski Baat (Novel)

1977

 Shamsher Bahadur Singh

 Chuka Bhi Hun Nahin Main (Poetry)

1978

 Bharat Bhushan Agarwal

 Utna Vah Suraj Hai (Poetry)

1979

 Sudama Pandey

 Kal Sunana Mujhe (Poetry)

1980

 Krishna Sobti

 Zindaginama - Zinda Rukh (Novel)

1981

 Trilochan

 Tap Ke Taye Hue Din (Novel)

1982

 Harishankar Parsai

 Viklang Shraddha Ka Daur (Satire)

1983

 Sarveshwar Dayal  Saxena

 Khutiyon Par Tange Log (Poetry)

1984

 Raghuvir Sahay

 Log Bhool Gaye Hain (Poetry)

1985

 Nirmal Verma

 Kavve Aur Kala Pani (Short stories)

1986

 Kedarnath Agarwal

 Apurva (Poetry)

1987

 Shrikant Verma

 Magadh (Poems)

1988

 Naresh Mehta

 Aranya (Poems)

1989

 Kedarnath Singh

 Akaal Mein Saras (Poetry)

1990

 Shiv Prasad Singh

 Neela Chand (Novel)

1991

 Girija Kumar Mathur

 Main Vaqt Ke Hun Samne (Poetry)

1992

 Giriraj Kishore

 Dhai Ghar (Novel)

1993

 Vishnu Prabhakar

 Ardhanarishwar (Novel)

1994

 Ashok Vajpeyi

 Kahin Nahin Wahin (Poetry)

1995

 Kunwar Narayan

 Koi Doosra Nahin (Poetry)

1996

 Surendra Verma

 Mujhe Chand Chahiye (Novel)

1997

 Leeladhar Jagoori

 Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand (Poetry)

1998

 Arun Kamal

 Naye Ilake Mein (Poetry)

1999

 Vinod Kumar Shukla

 Deewar Main Ek Khirkee Rahathi Thi (Novel)

2000

 Manglesh Dabral

 Hum Jo Dekhte Hain (Poetry)

2001

 Alka Saraogi

 Via Bypass (Novel)

2002

 Rajesh Joshi

 Do Panktiyon Ke Beech (Poems)

2003

 Kamleshwar

 Kitne Pakistan (Novel)

2004

 Viren Dangwal

 Dushchakra Mein Srista (Poetry)

2005

 Manohar Shyam Joshi

 Kyap (Novel)

2006

 Gyanendrapati

 Sanshyatma (Poetry)

2007

 Amar Kant

 Inhin Hathiyaron Se (Novel)

2008

 Govind Mishra

 Kohre Mein Kaid Rang (Novel)

2009

 Kailash Vajpeyi

 Hawa mein Hastakshar (Poetry)

2010

 Uday Prakash

 Mohan Das (Short stories)

2011

 Kashinath Singh

 Rehan Par Ragghu (Novel)

2012

 Chandrakant Devtale

 Patthar fenk Raha Hoon (Poetry)

2013

 Mridula Garg

 Miljul Man (Novel)

2014

 Ramesh Chandra Shah

 Vinayak (Novel)

2015

 Ramdarash Mishra

 Aag Ki Hansi (Poetry)

2016  Nasira Sharma  Paarijat (Novel)

The Sahitya Akademi has announced the names of 24 poets and authors for the prestigious 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award.The Akademi has recognised premier works in 24 Indian languages that includes 8 books of poetry, 7 books of short stories, 5 books of novels, 2 books of criticism and 1 book each of essays and play. The list of Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2016 is given below:

List Sahitya Akademi Award winners (2016)

Language

Title and Genre

Name of the Author

 Assamese

Meghmalar Bhraman (Poetry)

Jnan Pujari

 Bengali

Mahabharater Astadashi (Essays)

Nrisinghaprasad Bhaduri

 Bodo

Ang Maboroi Dong Dasong (Poetry)

Anju (Anjali Narzary)

 Dogri

Cheta (Short Stories)

Chhatrapal

 English

Em and the big Hoom (Novel)

Jerry Pinto

 Gujarati

Anekek (Poetry)

Kamal Vora

 Hindi

 Paarijat (Novel)

Nasira Sharma

 Kannada

Swatantryada Ota (Novel)

Boluwara Mohammad Kunhi

 Kashmiri

Aane Khane (Criticism)

Aziz Hajini

 Konkani

Kale Bhangar (Novel)

Edwin J.F.D'souza

 Maithili

Barki Kaki at Hotmail Dot Com (Short Stories)

Shyam Darihare

 Malayalam

Shyamamadhavam (Poetry)

Prabha Varma

 Manipuri

Cheptharaba Eshingpun (Short Stories)

Moirangthem Rajen

 Marathi

Aalok (Short Stories)

Assaram Lomate

 Nepali

Janmabhumi Mero Swadesh (Novel)

Gita Upadhyay

 Odia

Prapti (Short Stories)

Paramita Satpathy

 Punjabi

Masi Di Raat (Play)

Swarajbir

 Rajasthani

Murdjat Ar Dujee Kahaniyan (Short Stories)

Bulaki Sharma

 Sanskrit

Kavyanirjhari (Poetry)

Sitanath Acharya

 Santali

Nalha (Poetry)

Gobinda Chandra Majhi

 Sindhi

Akha Katha (Poetry)

Nand Javeri

 Tamil

Oru Siru Isai (Short Stories)

Vannadhasan

 Telugu

Rajanigandha (Poetry)

Papineni Sivasankar

 Urdu

Mabad-e-Jadidiat Se Naye Ahed Ki Takhliqiyat Tak (Criticism)

Nizam Siddiqui

Sahitya Akademi Award is given annually to the writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages (22 Scheduled Languages, English and Rajasthani). The award is consists of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of 1 Lakh rupees. In the above article of 'Sahitya Akademi Awards: Facts at a Glance' gives a brief outline about Sahitya Akademi and the list of Sahitya Akademi Award winners (2016) which will enhance the general knowledge of aspirants and readers.

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