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Sahitya Akademi Award 2020

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:

LanguageTitle and Genre Name of the Author
AssameseBengsata (Short Stories) Apurba Kumar Saikia
BengaliEka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs) Sankar (Manishankar Mukhopadhyay)
BodoGwthenay 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
HindiTokri Mein Digant ‘Their Gatha’: 2014 (Poetry)Anamika
Kannada Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam (Epic Poetry) M. Veerappa Moily
KashmiriTilasm-e-Khanabadosh (Short stories) (Late) Hiday Koul Bharti
Konkani Yugaparivarthanancho Yatri (Poetry) R. S. Bhaskar
Maithili Gachh Roosal Achhi (Short Stories) Kamalkant Jha
ManipuriMalangbana Kari Hai (Poetry) Irungbam Deven
MarathiUdya (Novel) Nanda Khare
PunjabiAam Khass (Short stories) Gurdev Singh Rupana
SanskritVaishali (Novel) Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam
Santali Gur Dak Kasa Dak (Poetry) Rupchand Hansdah
SindhiJehad (Plays) Jetho Lalwani
TamilSellaatha Panam (Novel)Imaiyam
TeluguAgniswaasa (2015-17) Poetry Nikhileswar
Urdu Amawas Mein Khwab (Novel) Hussain-ul-Haque

About:

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.

Source: sahitya-akademi.gov.in

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