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Sahitya Akademi Awards: Facts at a Glance

01-MAR-2016 10:00

    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.

    Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

    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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