Vyas Samman Award 2015 Awarded to Hindi Author Sunita Jain [ Current Affairs ]


The prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015 has been honored to Hindi scholar, novelist, writer and Hindi and English literature poet Sunita Jain by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi for her poetry collection Kshama (published in 2008).

Image of Sunita Jain

Image of Sunita Jain

Image of Sunita Jain

  • Kshama shows good emotions and bonding between poet Tulsidas and his wife Ratnavalli and with a beautiful words she had express the sentiment of forgiveness between Tulsidas and his wife.

About Sunita Jain

  • She was born on 13th July 1940 at Ambala, Hariyana.
  • She is one of the finest short story writer and poet of India.
  • At the age of 22 year she took her first step in career and since then she has written over 100 books apart from short-stories, novels and poems in Hindi and English and translated many Jain books in to English.
  • She is professor by profession and had served as the Head of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  • Her Best known work include:
  • A Girl of Her Age
  • A Wo men is Dead (Short Story)
  • An Anthology of World Voices
  • Kshama

Awards and Honours:

  • The Vreeland Award in 1969
  • Marie Sandoz Prairie Schooner Fiction Award in 1970 and 1971
  • Padma Shri in 2004

About Vyas Samman award

  • The Vyas Samman award is literary award of India which honored to inspiring literary work of Indian author or any citizen.
  • It was founded by the K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991 and since that it is awarded annually.
  • The award includes 2.5 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
  • Previous Recipients

Previous Recipients

Previous Recipients



Book/ Poem Collection / Novel


Kamal Kishore Goyenka

Premchand Kee Kahaniyon Kaa Kaal Kramanusar Adhyan


Vishwanath Tripathi

memoir Vyomkesh Darvesh


Narendra Kohli

novel Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati


Ramdarash Misra

collection of poems Aam K Patte


Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari

collection of poems Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega

- Published on: August 23, 2016