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Sahitya Akademi Award 2021

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.AuthorLanguageBook and Genre
1Anuradha Sarma PujariAssameseIyat Ekhan Aaronya Asil (Novel)
2Bratya BasuBengaliMitjafar O Ananya Natale (Play)
3Mwdai GahaiBodoKhora Sayao Arw Himalay (Poetry)
4Raj RahiDogriNamme Tunnel (Short Stories)
5Namita GokhaleEnglishThings to Leave Behind (Novel)
6Yagnesh Dave GujaratiGandh Manjusha (Poetry)
7Daya Prakash SinhaHindiSamrat Ashok (Play)
8D.S. NagabhushanaKannadaGandhi Kathana (Biography)
9Wali Mohd. Aseer KishtwariKashmiriTawazun (Criticism)
10Sanjiv VerenkarKonkaniRaktachandan (Poetry)
11Jagdish Prasad MandalMaithiliPangu (Novel)
12George Onakkoor MalayalamHrudayaragangal (Autobiography)
13Thokchom Ibohanbi SinghManipuriManipurida Punshi Warigee Sahitya (Criticism)
14Kiran GuravMarathiBaluchya Awasthantarachi Diary (Short Stories)
15Chabilal UpadhyayaNepaliUsha Anirudha (Epic Poetry)
16Hrushikesh MallickOdiaSarijaithiba Apera (Poetry)
17Khalid HussainPunjabiSullan Da Salan (short Stories)
18Meethesh NirmohiRajasthaniMugtee (Poetry)
19Vindeshwari Prasad Mishra 'Vinay'SanskritSrijati Shankhnadam Kil, Kavita (Poetry)
20Niranjan HansdaSantaliMane Rena Arhang (Short Stories)
21Arjun ChawlaSindhiNena Nindakhra (Poetry)
22AmbaiTamilCivappuk Kazuttu Tan Oru Paccaip Paravai (Short Stories)
23Gorati VenkannaTeluguVallankitaalam (Poetry)
24Chander Bhan KhayalUrduTaza Hawa Ki Tabishen (Poetry)
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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.

Source: Sahitya Akademi

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