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Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 Announced

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Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards, Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 in various languages. According to the board, an engraved copper plate, shawl and an amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to the main Sahitya Akademi prize winner and an engraved copper plate and an amount of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar.

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Sahitya Akademi Award 2021:

The Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 was given in 20 Indian languages, the winner of Gujarati, Maithili, Manipuri, and Urdu languages will be announced at a later date. Seven books of poetry, two novels, five books of short stories, two plays, one book each of biography, autobiography, criticism, and epic poetry have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021. Author, Namita Gokhale was awarded for her novel Things to Leave Behind

  1. Anuradha Sarma Pujari (Assamese)
  2. Bratya Basu (Bengali)
  3. Mwdai Gahai (Bodo)
  4. Raj Rahi (Dogri)
  5. Namita Gokhale (English)
  6. Daya Prakash Sinha (Hindi)
  7. DS Nagabhushana (Kannada)
  8. Wali Mohd Aseer Kashtawari (Kashmiri)
  9. Sanjiv Verenkar (Konkani)
  10. George Onakkoor (Malayalam)
  11. Kiran Gurav (Marathi)
  12. Chhabilal Upadhyaya (Nepali)
  13. Hrushikesh Mallick (Odia)
  14. Khalid Hussain (Punjabi)
  15. Meethesh Nirmohi (Rajasthani)
  16. Vindeshwariprasad Mishr “Vinay” (Sanskrit)
  17. Niranjan Hansda (Santali)
  18. Arjun Chawla (Sindhi)
  19. Ambai (Tamil)
  20. Gorati Venkanna (Telugu)

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021:

The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 were awarded for 22 Indian languages and the award in Tamil will be declared later, there was no award given in Rajasthani language this year. Author Megha Majumdar won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 for her debut book ‘A Burning’, published in 2020.

  1. Abhijit Bora (Assamese)
  2. Gourob Chakraborty (Bengali)
  3. Gautom Daimary (Bodo)
  4. Arun Akash Dev (Dogri)
  5. Megha Majumdar (English)
  6. Drashti Soni (Gujarati)
  7. Himanshu Vajpai (Hindi)
  8. L.Lakshmi Narayan Swamy (Kannada)
  9. Razi Tahir Bhagat (Kashmiri)
  10. Sharddha Garad (Konkani)
  11. Amit Mishra (Maithili)
  12. Mobin Mohan (Malayalam)
  13. Lenin Khmancha (Manipuri)
  14. Pranav Sakhadeo (Marathi)
  15. Mahesh Dahal (Nepali)
  16. Debabrata Das (Odia)
  17. Veerdavinder Singh (Punjabi)
  18. Swetapadma Satapathy (Sanskrit)
  19. Kuna Hansdah (Santali)
  20. Rakesh Shewani (Sindhi)
  21. Thagulla Gopal (Telugu)
  22. Umar Farhat (Urdu)

Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021:

The Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 was given in 22 Indian languages, no Bal Sahitya Puraskar was given in Gujarati and Punjabi languages this year. Anita Vachharajani has been named as the recipient of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 for the biography “Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Paintbrush”. Hindi writer Devendra Mewari won the award for his play titled “Natak Natak me Vigyan”.

  1. Mrinal Chandra Kalita (Assamese)
  2. Sunirmal Chakraborty (Bengali)
  3. Ratneshwar Narzary (Bodo)
  4. Narsingh Dev Jamval (Dogri)
  5. Anita Vaccharajani (English)
  6. Devendra Mewari (Hindi)
  7. Basu Bevinagida (Kannada)
  8. Majeed Majazi (Kashmiri)
  9. Sumedha Kamat Desai (Konkani)
  10. Anmol Jha (Maithili)
  11. Raghunath Paleri (Malayalam)
  12. Ningombam Jadumani Singh (Manipuri)
  13. Sanjay Wagh (Marathi)
  14. Sudarsha Ambatey (Nepali)
  15. Digaraj Brahma (Odia)
  16. Kirti Sharma (Rajasthani)
  17. Asha Agarwal (Sanskrit)
  18. Sova Hansda (Santali)
  19. Kishin Khubchandani “Ranjayal” (Sindhi)
  20. Mu. Murugesh (Tamil)
  21. Devaraju Maharaju (Telugu)
  22. Kausar Siddiqui (Urdu)

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