Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 – Check Name of Winners, Works

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Sahitya Akademi is India’s national academy of letters.

Q. When did Sahitya Akademi come in to existence ?

Answer – On 12th March 1954

Q. When and where were 2016 Awards announced ?

Answer – On 21st of Dec 2016 in New Delhi

Q. In how many languages SA awards given ?

Answer – 24 languages

Award List for 2016 SA –

Masia di Raat ( Punjabi Play ) by Swarajbir

Aane Khane ( Criticism in Kashmiri ) by Aziz HAjini

Cheta ( Short stories in Dogri ) by Chhatrapal

Kavyanirjhari ( Sanskrit Poetry ) by Sitanath Acharya

Mabad-e-jadidiat Se Naye Ahed ki Takhliqiyat Tak ( Criticism ) by Nizam Siddiqui

Akhar Katha ( Sindhi Poetry ) by Nand Javeri

Em and the Big Hoom ( English Novel ) by Jerry Pinto

Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 in Poetry/ Novel/ Short Stories/ Bhasha Samman

Answer – Eight poets received this award for 2016. Read the names of the poets and the languages in which they have written –

  1. Anju ( Bodo)
  2. Kamal Vora ( Gujarati )
  3. Jnan Pujari ( Assamese)
  4. Prabha Varma ( Malayalam )
  5. Sitanath Acharya ( Sanskrit )
  6. Gobinda Chandra Majhi ( Santali)
  7. Nand Javeri ( Sindhi)
  8. Papineni Sivasankar ( Telugu)

Besides poetry,  Seven Writers for Short Stories and Five Writers for Novels got the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2016.

SA Bhasha Samman for contribution to classical and medieval Literature ( Northern ) – Dr Anand Prakash Dixit

For Southern Category – Nagalla Guruprasada Rao

For Contribution to Ladakhi Language – Gelong Thupstan Paldan and Prof Lozang Jamspal jointly

Q. How many members are there in the Jury that selects the winners ?

Answer – 03

Q. Who is the President of Sahitya Akademi at present ?

Answer – Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari

Q. What does the Award consist of ?

Answer – It consists of a casket containing an engraved copper plate, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lac.

Q. What does the Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award consist of ?

Ans – It carries an inscribed copper plaque, a citation and Rs 1 lac cash.

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Updated: December 22, 2016 — 7:28 pm

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