Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019 Announced (Download PDF)


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A list of 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019 were selected by the Sahitya Academy, India’s National Academy of Letters. The Executive Board of the Academy that met in Agartala on 14th June 2019, under the Chairmanship of its President, approved the selection of awardees.

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The Jury comprising of three members each in the concerned language, in accordance with the rules and procedure laid recommended the Awardees list. The Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous/majority vote by the Jury as per the procedure.

Yuva Puraskar

  • The Yuva Puraskar also known as Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar, is a literary honour in India which Sahitya Academy, India’s National Academy of Letters, annually confers on young writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages.

  • The Yuva Puraskar award was instituted in the year 2011 recognises young writers under the age of 35 years, with the aim to encourage and promote young writers.

  • The award comprises a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and an engraved copper plaque.

  • 23 recipients of Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar 2019 includes:

  • Poetry Books (11) including works by Anuj Lugun (Hindi), Sagar Nazir (Kashmiri) and Anuja Akathoottu (Malayalam).

  • Short Story (6) including Tanuj Solanki (English), Ajay Soni (Gujarati), Keerti Parihar (Rajasthan)

  • Novel (5) -Moumita (Bengali) and Salman Abdus Samad (Urdu).

  • Literary criticism (1)

Bal Sahitya Puraskar

  • The Awards relate to books 1st published during five years period immediately before the year Award is conferred which means between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017. However, during initial 10 years (from 2010 to 2019) award may also be given to an author based on his/her total contribution to Children Literature.

  • 22 winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 includes:

  • Children’s Poetry Books (6) – by authors Vijay Sharma (Dogri), Naji Munauwar (Kashmiri), and Sanjay Chaubey (Sanskrit)

  • Story Books (5) – by authors Govind Sharma (Hindi), Mohammad Khalil (Urdu), and Swmim Nasrin (Assamese).

  • Folk Tale (1) author- Lakhminath Brahma (Bodo language)

  • Novels (3) by Chandrakanth Karadalli (Kannada), Salim Sardar Mulla (Marathi), and Pawan Harchandpuri (Punjabi).

  • History Book (1) -Devika Cariapa (English)

  • Play (1) R K Sanahanbi Chanu (Manipuri).

- Published/Last Modified on: August 26, 2019


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