Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 announced in 24 languages: Sahitya Akademi

On December 6, 2018, the Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 24 languages. It consists of 7 books of poetry, 6 novels, 6 short stories, 3 of literary criticism and 2 of essays.
Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018
Selection:

  • Recommendations came from jury of 3 members in respective languages and were then approved by the Executive Board of India’s national academy of letters under the chairmanship of Akademi President Chandrashekhar Kambar.
  • The awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of award, between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016.

About the Award:

  • The awards, in the form of a casket contain the following:
  • An engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.
  • These will be presented to the authors at a special function in January 29, 2019 at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi during the Festival of Letters organised by the Sahitya Akademi.
  • The Sahitya Akademi award is among the most prestigious literary honours bestowed on writers for their works across genres and languages.

The List of Awardees are given below:

LanguageTitle of Work and GenreWinner
AssameseKailoir Dinto Amar Hobo (Poetry)Sananta Tanti
BengaliSrikrishner Sesh Kata Din (Story)Sanjib Chattopadhyay
BodoDwngse Lama (Short Stories)Rituraj Basumatary
DogriBhagirath (Novel)Inderjeet Kesar
EnglishThe Blind Lady’s Descendants (Novel)Anees Salim
GujaratiVibhajanni Vyatha (Essays)Sharifa Vijliwala
HindiPost Box No-203-Naala Sopara (Novel)Chitra Mudgal
KannadaAnushreni Yajamanike (Literary Criticism)K. G. Nagarajappa
KashmiriAakh (Short Stories)Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq
KonkaniChitralipi (Poetry)Paresh Narendra Kamat
MaithiliParineeta (Short Stories)Bina Thakur
MalayalamGurupournami (Poetry)S. Ramesan Nair
ManipuriNgamkheigee Wangmada (Short Stories)Budhichandra Heisnamba
MarathiSarjanprerana ani Kavitwashodh (Literary Criticism)Ma. Su. Patil.
NepaliKina Royeu Upamaa (Short Stories)Loknath Upadhyay Chapagain
OdiaPrashanga Puruna Bhabana Nua (Literary Criticism)Dasarathi Das
PunjabiKone Da Suraj (Poetry)Mohanjit
RajasthaniKavita Devai Deeth (Poetry)Rajesh Kumar Vyas
SanskritMama Janani (Poetry)Rama kant Shukla
SantaliMarom (Novel)Shyam Besra ‘Jiwi Rarec’
SindhiJia Mein Taandaa (Poetry)Khiman U. Mulani
TamilSanchaaram (Novel)S. Ramakrishnan
TeleguVimarshini (Essay)Kolakaluri Enoch
UrduRohzin (Novel)Rahman Abbas

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