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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 Winners Name List

Sahitya Akademi, announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 in 24 languages. 9 books of poetry, 6 of novels, 5 of short stories, 3 Essays and 1 Literary Study have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023. The Awards, recommended by distinguished Jury members in 24 Indian languages, were approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Sri Madhav Kaushik, President, Sahitya Akademi.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 Winners Name List

Category Language Awardees
Poetry Dogri Vijay Verma
  Gujarati Sandeep Joshi
  Kannada Lakshmesh Tolpadi
  Kashmiri Manshoor Banhali
  Konkani Mahabaleshwar Sail
  Maithili Basukinath Jha
  Manipuri Sorokhaibam Gambhini
  Rajasthani Gaje Singh Rajpurohit
  Sanskrit Arun Ranjan Mishra
Novel English Neelum Saran Gour
  Hindi Sanjeev
  Malayalam E.V. Ramakrishnan
  Marathi Kusumkhatri Rana
  Punjabi Swarnjit Savi
  Urdu Sadiqua Nawab Saher
Short Stories Assamese Pranavjyoti Deka
  Bengali Swapnamoy Chakraborti
  Bodo Vinod Sona Minj
  Santali Taraceen Baskey (Turia Chand Baskey)
  Telugu T. Pattabhi Satyam
Essays Nepali Juddhar Rana
  Odia Ashutosh Parida
  Sindhi Vinod Asudani
Literary Study Malayalam E.V. Ramakrishnan

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 Winners

Language Title and Genre Name of the Author
Assamese Dr. Pranavjyoti Deka Shrestha Galpa (Short Stories) Pranavjyoti Deka
Bengali Jabar Pari (Novel) Swapnamoy Chakraborti
Bodo Si-Ufari Sarni (Short Stories) Vinod Sona Minj
Dogri Daun Sadiyan Ek Seer (Poetry-Ghazal) Vijay Verma
English Requiem in Raga Janki (Novel) Neelum Saran Gour
Gujarati Sairandhree (Epic Novel) Sandeep Joshi
Hindi Mujhe Pahachano (Novel) Sanjeev
Kannada Mahabharata Anushandhana Bharata (Poetry) Lakshmesh Tolpadi
Kashmiri Yath Wavah Halis Toong Tsolay Zaley (Essays) Manshoor Banhali
Konkani Varsal (Short Stories) Mahabaleshwar Sail
Maithili Bodha Sanketan (Essays) Basukinath Jha
Malayalam Malayala Novelinete Deshakalangal (Literary Study) E.V. Ramakrishnan
Manipuri Yangkhoibagi Nanglo Helli (Poetry) Sorokhaibam Gambhini
Marathi Ringan (Novel) Kusumkhatri Rana
Nepali Nepali Lokshitya Ra Loksanskritiko Pariyocha (Essays) Juddhar Rana
Odia Aprastuta Prutyu (Poetry) Ashutosh Parida
Punjabi Mann Di Chip (Poetry) Swarnjit Savi
Rajasthani Manak Mati (Poetry) Gaje Singh Rajpurohit
Sanskrit Shunye Meghghanam (Poetry) Arun Ranjan Mishra
Santali Jaba Baha (Short Stories) Taraceen Baskey (Turia Chand Baskey)
Sindhi Hathu Hikro Pahinjaro (Ghazal) Vinod Asudani
Tamil Neeraviyal (Poetry-Short-Stories) Rajasekaran (Devibharathi)
Telugu Rameshwaram Kaakulu Marikonni Kathalu (Short Stories) T. Pattabhi Satyam
Urdu Rajdev Ki Amrai (Novel) Sadiqua Nawab Saher

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 Winners Name Selection Process

The awardees were selected based on recommendations made by a Jury of three members in their respective languages. The names of the winners were made known after the approval. According to an official release, the awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of award  (i.e. between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2021).        .

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2023 Presentation

The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and an amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- towards each will be presented to the awardees at the Award Presentation function which will be held on 12 March 2024 at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-110 001.

About Sahitya Akademi Awards

Established on March 12, 1954, the Sahitya Akademi is an autonomous body under the Union Culture Ministry, dedicated to the promotion of literature in Indian languages. Over the years, it has played a pivotal role in recognizing and celebrating literary excellence across diverse linguistic landscapes in India.

In conclusion, the Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2023 underscore the richness and diversity of Indian literature, honoring writers who have made significant contributions to the literary tapestry of the nation. The recognition serves to inspire and encourage continued creativity and exploration within the realm of literature in various languages.

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