Sahitya Akademi award 2019 released

Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages. Seven books of poetry, four of the novel, six of short stories, three of essays and one each of non-fiction, autobiography and biography have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019. This time, the awards for the Nepali language will be announced later.

The complete list of winners in a different language and genre categories is given in the table below. 

S.No Language Title and Genre Name of the Author
 1 Assamese Chanakya (Novel) Joysree Goswami
Mahanta
 2 Bengali Ghumer
Darja Thele (Essays)
Chinmoy
Guha
 3
  
Bodo Akhai
Athumniphrai (Poetry)
Phukan
Ch. Basumatary
 4 Dogri Bandralta
Darpan (Essays)
Om
Sharma Jandriari
 5  English
  
  An
  Era of Darkness (Non-Fiction)
  
  Shashi
  Tharoor
  6 Gujarati Mojma
Revu Re (Essays)
Ratilal
Borisagar
 7   Hindi Chheelate
  Hue Apne Ko (Poetry)
  Nand
  Kishore Acharya
 8 Kannada Kudi
Esaru (Autobiography)
Vijaya
 9 Kashmiri Akh
Yaad Akh Qayamat (Short Stories)
Abdul
AhadHajini
10
  
Konkani The
Words (Poetry)
Nilba
A Khandekar
11 Maithili Jingik
Oriaon Kariat (Poetry)
Kumar
Manish Arvind
12 Malayalam Achan
Piranna Veedu (Poetry)
V
Madhusoodanan Nair
13 Manipuri EiAmadi
Adungeigi Eethat (Novel)
L
Birmangol Singh (Beryl Thanga)
14 Marathi Kadachit
Ajoonahi(Poetry)
Anuradha Patil
15 Odia Bhaswati
(Short Stories)
Tarun
Kanti Mishra
16 Punjabi Antheen
(Short Stories)
Kirpal
Kazak
17
  
Rajasthani BareekBaat
(Short Stories)
Ramswaroop
Kisan
18 Sanskrit
  
  Prajnachakshusham
  (Poetry)
  
  Penna
  Madhusudan
 19 Santali Sisirkali
(Short Stories)
Kali
Charan Hembram
 20 Sindhi Jeejal
(Short Stories)
Ishwar
Moorjani
 21 Tamil Sool
(Novel)
Cho
Dharman
22 Telugu Septabhoomi
(Novel)
Bandi
Narayana Swamy
 23 Urdu
  
  Sawaneh-E-Sir
  Syed: Ek Bazadeed (Biography)
  
  Shafey
  Kidwai

The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and an amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- towards cash content will be presented to the authors of these books at a special function to be held on 25 February 2020 at New Delhi during the Festival of Letters organized by Sahitya Akademi.

Source: The News on AIR

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