Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 20 languages. Seven books of poetry, four of the novel, Five short stories, two plays, and one each of memoirs and epic poetry in 20 Indian languages. The awards for Malayalam, Nepali, Odia and Rajasthani will be announced later. Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour in India. It is a dream for all Indian writers to look forward to one of the prestigious literary awards. The political-writer M Veerappa Moily, poet Arundhathi Subramaniam will be bestowed with the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020.
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Sahitya Akademi Award
The Akademi is run by three authorities
- General council.
- Finance committee.
- Executive board.
The Akademi is known for holding the largest library of multi-lingual books in India. The Sahitya Akademi is autonomous. It comes under the Ministry of Culture.
The complete list of winners in different language and genre categories is given in the table below.
|S.No||Language||Title and Genre||Name of the Author|
|1||Assamese||Bengsata (Short stories)||Apurba Kumar Saikia|
|2||Bengali||Eka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs)||Mani Shankar Mukhopadhyay|
||Bodo||Gwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan (Short stories)||Dharanidhar Owari|
|4||Dogri||Baba Jitmal (Play)||Gian Singh|
|5||English||When God Is a Traveller (Poetry)||Arundhathi Subramaniam|
|6||Gujarati||Banaras Diary (Poetry)||Harish Meenakshru|
|7||Hindi||Tokeri Mein Digant ‘ Their Gatha” (Poetry)||Anamika|
|8||Kannada||Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam (EPIC POETRY)||M. Veerappa Moily|
|9||Kashmiri||Tilasm-e-Khanabadosh (Short stories)||Hiday Koul Bharti|
||Konkani||Yugaparivarathanancho Yatri (Poetry)||RS Bhaskar|
|11||Maithili||Gachh Roosal Achhi (Short Stories)||Kamalkant Jha|
|12||Manipuri||Malangbana Kari Hai (Poetry)||Irungbam Deven|
|13||Marathi||Udya (Novel)||Nanda Khare|
|14||Punjabi||Aam Khass (Short stories)||Gurdev Singh Rupana|
|15||Sanskrit||Vaishali (Novel)||Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam|
|16||Santali||Gur Dak Kasa Dak(Poetry)||Rupchand Hansdah|
|17||Sindhi||Jehad (Plays)||Jetho Lalwani|
|18||Tamil||Sellaatha Panam (Novel)||Imaiyam|
|20||Urdu||Amawas Mein Khwab (Novel)||Hussain-ul-Haque|
Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners will be bestowed with the award in the form of a casket, containing the engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cash amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- at the Sahitya Akademi Award Presentation function.