Announcement of Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 (Download PDF)


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Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016. 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.

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Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 Winners

  • Play: Swarajbir (Punjabi).
  • Essay: Nrisinghaprasad Bhaduri (Bengali).
  • Criticism: Aziz Hajini (Kashmiri) and Nizam Siddiqui (Urdu).
  • Short stories: Chahatrapal (Dogri), Shyan Darihare (Maithili), Moirangthem Rajen (Manipuri), Asaram Lomate (Marathi), Paramita Satpathy (Odia), Bulaki Sharma (Rajasthani) Vannadhasan (Tamil).
  • Poetry: Jnan Pujari (Assamese), Anju (Bodo), Kamal Vora (Gujarati), Prabha Varma (Malayalam), Sitanath Acharya (Sanskrit), Gobinda Chandra Majhi (Santhali), Nand Javeri (Sindhi) and Papineni Sivasankar (Telugu).
Image shows 24 Major Languages of India

Image Shows 24 Major Languages of India

Image shows 24 Major Languages of India

About Sahitya Akademi Award

  • It is a literary honor in India.
  • The award comprises a plaque and a cash prize of Rs. 100,000
  • First awarded: 1955
  • It is awarded to a writer for their outstanding work with the aim to encourage them.
  • It is presented for 22 Indian languages (22 Scheduled Languages + English and Rajasthani).
  • 22 major Indian languages are: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
  • The Writers are awarded with a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of 1 Lakh rupees.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 23, 2016


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