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SahityaAkademi Announces Annual Sahitya Akademi Award 2020

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SahityaAkademi announces Annual Sahitya Akademi Award 2020On 12th March 2021, The winners of the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 were announced by the National Academy of Letters during an event organised for the annual Festival of Letters, held from 12th March 2021 to 14th March 2021.

  • Annually the Sahitya Akademi presents the award to the literary works in the 24 languages including English which are recognised by the Akademi.
  • The Shatiya Akademi has announced its Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 in 20 languages, Yuva Puraskar 2020 in 18 languages and Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2020 in 21 languages.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020:

i.The Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 were presented in 20 languages and the award for the remaining 4 languages (Rajasthani, Odia, Malayalam and Nepali) will be announced later.

ii.The winners of the 2020 Sahitya Akademi awards include 7 poetries, 4 novels, 5 short stories, 2 plays, one memoir and one epic poetry.

Prizes:

The award includes a casket of engraved copper plaque, a shawl and an amount of Rs 1,00,000.

Important Awardees:

  • Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam received the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 for her English poetry collection titled “When God is a Traveller” published by HarperCollins.
  • M Veerappa Moily, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Congress Leader has won the award for his Kannada epic poem title “Sri Bahubali Ahimsa Digvijayam”
  • Bengali author Mani Shankar Mukhopadhyay popularly known as Shankar has received the award for his memoirs titled Eka Eka Ekashi 

Veerappa Moily, Arundhathi Subramania receive Award

Winners:

S.no  Title and Genre Author  Language
1 Bengsata (Short Stories) Apurba Kumar Saikia Assamese
2 Eka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs) Sankar (Manishankar Mukhopadhyay) Bengali
3 Gwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan(Short Stories) Late Bharanidhar Owari Bodo
4 Baba Jitmal (Play) Gian Singh Dogri
5 When God is a Traveller (Poetry) Arundhathi Subramaniam English
6 Banaras Diary (Poetry) Harish Menashru Gujarati
7 Tokri Mein Digant ‘Their Gatha”: 2014(Poetry) Anamika Hindi
8 Sri Bahubali Ahimsa Digvijayam (Epic Poetry) V Veerappa Moily Kannada
9 Tilasm-e-Khanabodosh (Short Stories) Late Hirday Koul Bharti Kashmiri
10 Yugaparivarthanancho Yatri (Poetry) R.S. Baskar Konkani
11 Gachh Roosal Achii (Short Stories) Kamalkant Jha Maithili
12 Malangbana Kari Hai (Poetry) Irungbam Deven Manipuri
13 Udya (Novel) Nanda Khare Marathi
14 Aam Khass (Short Stories) Gurudev Singh Rupana Punjabi
15 Vaishali (Novel) Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam Sanskrit
16 Gur Dak Kasa Dak (Poetry) Rupchand Hansdah Santali
17 Jehad(Plays) Jetho Lalwani Sindhi
18 Sellaatha Panam (Novel) Imaiyam Tamil
19 Agniswaasa (2015 – 2017) (Poetry) Nikhileswar Telugu
20 Amawas Main Khwab (Novel) Hussain-ul-Haque Urdu

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020:

i.The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 was presented in 18 languages and the awards for the remaining 6 languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Rajasthani and Sindhi) will be declared later.

ii.The winners of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 includes 9 poetries, 3 short stories, 2 Essays, 1 memoir, 2 criticisms and 1 travelogue.

Eligibility:

The awards are presented to the books published by authors of age 35 and below as on January 1 of the year of award.

Prizes:

The award includes a casket of engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs.50000.

Highlights:

  • Yashica Dutt won Award for Memoir.
  • Ankit Narwal won Award for Criticism.
  • Sampada Shenvi Kunkoliekar won Award for Travelogue.

S.no  Title and Genre Author  Language
1 Megh-Ghora(Poetry) Dwijen Das Assamese
2 Abwi-Abou Arw Ang (Poetry) Newton K. Basumatary Bodo
3 Manne Da Buaal (Poetry) Ganga Sharma Dogri
4 Coming Out as Dalit (Memoir) Yashica Dutt English
5 U.R. Ananthamurti Pratirodh Ka Vikalp (Criticism) Ankit Narwal Hindi
6 Dhoopada Makkalu (Short Stories) K S Mahadevaswamy Kannada
7 Wavech Baavath (Poetry) Muzaffar Ahmad Parray Kashmiri
8 Char Panvala Ashiyent (Travelogue)  Sampada Shenvi Kunkoliekar Konkani
9 Gassa (Short Stories) Sonu Kumar Jha Maithili
10 Kairaba Chaphu Machet (Poetry) Rameshwar Sharongbam Manipuri
11 Dristi-Nibandha Sangrah (Essays)  Anjan Baskota Nepali
12 Chetanara Anwesana (Essays)  Chandrasekhar Hota odia
13 Malaha’n Ton Bina (Poetry) Deepak Kumar Dhalewan Punjabi
14 Aadhyonmeshah (Poetry) Rishiraj Pathak Sanskrit
15 Anjle (Poetry) Anjali Kisku Santali
16 Mara Naai (Poetry) Shakti Tamil
17 Milinda (Short Stories) Manasa Yendluri Telugu
18 Main Apni Baat Ka Mafhoom Dusra Chahun: Bani Ki Shairi ka Motalea (Criticism) Saquib Faridi Urdu

Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2020:

i.The Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2020 was presented in 21 languages and the awards for the remaining 3 languages Malayalam, Sanskrit and Tamil will be announced later.

ii.The award is presented to recognise the authors contribution to children literature.

Prizes:

The award includes a casket of engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs.50000. 

S.no  Title and Genre Author  Language
1 Phosong (Short Stories) Madhurima Gharphalia Assamese
2 Gopon Bakso Khulte Nei (Short Stories) Pracheta Gupta Bengali
3 Gothosa Bisombi (Essays)  Ajit Boro Bodo
4 Dadi Da Hirkh (Short Stories)  Shiv Dev Sushil Dogri
5 Dead as a Dodo (Fiction) Venita Coelho English
6 Bhurini Ajayab Safar (Stories)  Natwar Patel Gujarati
7 Sampurna Bal Kavitayen (Poetry) Balswaroop Rahi Hindi
8 Nanoo Ambedkar (Novel)  H S Byakod Kannada
9 Paghich Aash (Poetry) Syed Akhtar Hussain Mansoor Kashmiri
10 Balu (Novelette) V Krishna Vadhyar Konkani
11 Sonahula Ijotwala Khidki (Poetry) Siya Ram Jha ‘Saras’ Maithili
12 Uchan Meira (Poetry) Naorem Bidyasagar Manipuri
13 Abachi Gosht (Short Stories)  Aba Mahajan Marathi
14 Akshar Ujyalo (Drama) Dhruba Chouhan Nepali
15 Bana Deula Re Suna Neula (Stories) Ramachandra Nayak Odia
16 Phullan Da Shekar (Travelogue) Karnail Singh Somal Punjabi
17 Kudrat Ro Nyav (Poetry) Mangat Badal Rajasthani
18 Bhanj Kul Bhurkah Ipil Sunaram (Biography) Joyram Tudu Santali
19 Mundee Kera Paaye? (Drama) Sahib Bijani Sindhi
20 Snehitulu (Short Stories) Kanneganti Anasuya Telugu
21 Fakhr-E-Watan Hafiz Karnataki Urdu

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