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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:

Language Title of Work and Genre Winner
Assamese Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo (Poetry) Sananta Tanti
Bengali Srikrishner Sesh Kata Din (Story) Sanjib Chattopadhyay
Bodo Dwngse Lama (Short Stories) Rituraj Basumatary
Dogri Bhagirath (Novel) Inderjeet Kesar
English The Blind Lady’s Descendants (Novel) Anees Salim
Gujarati Vibhajanni Vyatha (Essays) Sharifa Vijliwala
Hindi Post Box No-203-Naala Sopara (Novel) Chitra Mudgal
Kannada Anushreni Yajamanike (Literary Criticism) K. G. Nagarajappa
Kashmiri Aakh (Short Stories) Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq
Konkani Chitralipi (Poetry) Paresh Narendra Kamat
Maithili Parineeta (Short Stories) Bina Thakur
Malayalam Gurupournami (Poetry) S. Ramesan Nair
Manipuri Ngamkheigee Wangmada (Short Stories) Budhichandra Heisnamba
Marathi Sarjanprerana ani Kavitwashodh (Literary Criticism) Ma. Su. Patil.
Nepali Kina Royeu Upamaa (Short Stories) Loknath Upadhyay Chapagain
Odia Prashanga Puruna Bhabana Nua (Literary Criticism) Dasarathi Das
Punjabi Kone Da Suraj (Poetry) Mohanjit
Rajasthani Kavita Devai Deeth (Poetry) Rajesh Kumar Vyas
Sanskrit Mama Janani (Poetry) Rama kant Shukla
Santali Marom (Novel) Shyam Besra ‘Jiwi Rarec’
Sindhi Jia Mein Taandaa (Poetry) Khiman U. Mulani
Tamil Sanchaaram (Novel) S. Ramakrishnan
Telegu Vimarshini (Essay) Kolakaluri Enoch
Urdu Rohzin (Novel) Rahman Abbas

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