Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 announced

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
 3
  
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
10
  
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
19 Telugu Agniswaasa(2015-17) Poetry Nikhileswar
 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.

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