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The Sahitya Akademi on Dec 21, 2016 announced the names of the Sahitya Akademi Award winners for the year 2016 in 24 different languages. 8 books of poetry, 7 books of short stories, 5 books of novel, 2 books of criticism and 1 book of essays and play each have been declared the winners of the Sahitya Akademi honours which will be conferred on the winners at the function of Sahitya Akademi on February 22, 2016 in New Delhi. Each awardee will receive a casket containing an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a prize money worth Rs. 1,00,000.

Facts about Sahitya Akademi Award

The Sahitya Akademi Award was established in 1954. It is a literary honour in india, and is conferred anually on writers of the most outstanding books of literacy merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognized by the Sahitya Akademi. Indian film maker Satyajit Ray is designer of the plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi.

 

Sahitya Akademi Award Winner 2016 for Poetry

S. No. Author Name of the Book Language
1 Jnan Pujari Meghmalar Bhraman Assamese
2 Anju (Anjali Narzary) Ang Maboroi Dong Dasong Bodo
3 Kamal Vora Anekek Gujarati
4 Prabha Varma Shyamamadhavam Malayalam
5 Sitanath Acharya Kavyanirjhari Sanskrit
6 Gobinda Chandra Majhi Nalha Santhali
7 Nand Javeri Akhar Katha Sindhi
8 Papineni Sivasankar Rajnigandha Telugu
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Sahitya Akademi Award Winner 2016 For Novels

S. No. Author Name of the Book Language
1 Jerry Pinto Em and the Big Hoom English
2 Nasira Sharma Paarijat Hindi
3 Boluwaru Mohammad Kunhi Swatantryada Ota Kannada
4 Edwin J.F. D’Souza Kale Bhangar Konkani
5 Gita Upadhyay Janmabhumi Mero Swadesh Nepali

 

Sahitya Akademi Award Winner 2016 for Criticism

S. No. Author Name of the Book Language
1 Aziz Hajini Aane Khane Kashmiri
2 Nizam Siddiqui Mabad-e-Jadidiat se Naye Ahed ki Takhliqs’yat Tak Urdu

 

Sahitya Akademi Award Winner 2016 for Short Stories

S. No. Author Name of the Book Language
1 Chhatrapal Cheta Dogri
2 Shyam Darihare Barki Kaki at Hotmail Dot Com Maithili
3 Moirangthem Rajen Cheptharaba Eshingpun Manipuri
4 Asaram Lomate Aalok Marathi
5 Paramita Satpathy Prapti Odia
6 Bulaki Sharma Murdjat Ar Dujee Kahaniyan Rajasthani
7 Vannadhasan Oru Siru Isai Tamil

 

Sahitya Akademi Award Winner 2016 for Play

S. No. Author Name of the Book Language
1 Swarajbir Masia Di Raat Punjabi

 

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