Sahitya Akademi Award 2020
Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 20 languages, on 12 March 2021.
In the list of winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 Seven books of poetry, four of novel, five of short stories, Two Plays, and one each of Memoirs and Epic Poetry are included. Awards in Malayalam, Nepali, Odia and Rajasthani will be announced later.
List of Winners Language-wise:
|Language||Title and Genre||Name of the Author|
|Assamese||Bengsata (Short Stories)||Apurba Kumar Saikia|
|Bengali||Eka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs)||Sankar (Manishankar Mukhopadhyay)|
|Bodo||Gwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan (Short Stories)||(Late) Dharanidhar Owari|
|Dogri||Baba Jitmal (Play)||Gian Singh|
|English||When God Is a Traveller (Poetry)||Arundhathi Subramaniam|
|Gujarati||Banaras Diary (Poetry)||Harish Meenashru|
|Hindi||Tokri Mein Digant ‘Their Gatha’: 2014 (Poetry)||Anamika|
|Kannada||Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam (Epic Poetry)||M. Veerappa Moily|
|Kashmiri||Tilasm-e-Khanabadosh (Short stories)||(Late) Hiday Koul Bharti|
|Konkani||Yugaparivarthanancho Yatri (Poetry)||R. S. Bhaskar|
|Maithili||Gachh Roosal Achhi (Short Stories)||Kamalkant Jha|
|Manipuri||Malangbana Kari Hai (Poetry)||Irungbam Deven|
|Marathi||Udya (Novel)||Nanda Khare|
|Punjabi||Aam Khass (Short stories)||Gurdev Singh Rupana|
|Sanskrit||Vaishali (Novel)||Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam|
|Santali||Gur Dak Kasa Dak (Poetry)||Rupchand Hansdah|
|Sindhi||Jehad (Plays)||Jetho Lalwani|
|Tamil||Sellaatha Panam (Novel)||Imaiyam|
|Telugu||Agniswaasa (2015-17) Poetry||Nikhileswar|
|Urdu||Amawas Mein Khwab (Novel)||Hussain-ul-Haque|
Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters was established in 1954 by the Govt of India.
Every year since its inception in 1954, the Sahitya Akademi Award prizes to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Akademi. The first Awards were given in 1955.