The prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 was presented to 24 awardees during Sahityotsav, the Festival of Letters of Sahitya Akademi on 11 March 2022.
Sahityotsav, the Festival of Letters of Sahitya Akademi, India’s most inclusive literature festival was held in New Delhi from March 10 to 15, 2022.
Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 Winners:
|S. No.||Author||Language||Book and Genre|
|1||Anuradha Sarma Pujari||Assamese||Iyat Ekhan Aaronya Asil (Novel)|
|2||Bratya Basu||Bengali||Mitjafar O Ananya Natale (Play)|
|3||Mwdai Gahai||Bodo||Khora Sayao Arw Himalay (Poetry)|
|4||Raj Rahi||Dogri||Namme Tunnel (Short Stories)|
|5||Namita Gokhale||English||Things to Leave Behind (Novel)|
|6||Yagnesh Dave||Gujarati||Gandh Manjusha (Poetry)|
|7||Daya Prakash Sinha||Hindi||Samrat Ashok (Play)|
|8||D.S. Nagabhushana||Kannada||Gandhi Kathana (Biography)|
|9||Wali Mohd. Aseer Kishtwari||Kashmiri||Tawazun (Criticism)|
|10||Sanjiv Verenkar||Konkani||Raktachandan (Poetry)|
|11||Jagdish Prasad Mandal||Maithili||Pangu (Novel)|
|12||George Onakkoor||Malayalam||Hrudayaragangal (Autobiography)|
|13||Thokchom Ibohanbi Singh||Manipuri||Manipurida Punshi Warigee Sahitya (Criticism)|
|14||Kiran Gurav||Marathi||Baluchya Awasthantarachi Diary (Short Stories)|
|15||Chabilal Upadhyaya||Nepali||Usha Anirudha (Epic Poetry)|
|16||Hrushikesh Mallick||Odia||Sarijaithiba Apera (Poetry)|
|17||Khalid Hussain||Punjabi||Sullan Da Salan (short Stories)|
|18||Meethesh Nirmohi||Rajasthani||Mugtee (Poetry)|
|19||Vindeshwari Prasad Mishra 'Vinay'||Sanskrit||Srijati Shankhnadam Kil, Kavita (Poetry)|
|20||Niranjan Hansda||Santali||Mane Rena Arhang (Short Stories)|
|21||Arjun Chawla||Sindhi||Nena Nindakhra (Poetry)|
|22||Ambai||Tamil||Civappuk Kazuttu Tan Oru Paccaip Paravai (Short Stories)|
|23||Gorati Venkanna||Telugu||Vallankitaalam (Poetry)|
|24||Chander Bhan Khayal||Urdu||Taza Hawa Ki Tabishen (Poetry)|
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 recognized by the Akademi. The first Awards were given in 1955.