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Questions related with Sahitya Akademi and Sahitya Akademi 2016 Awards –
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 –
- Anju ( Bodo)
- Kamal Vora ( Gujarati )
- Jnan Pujari ( Assamese)
- Prabha Varma ( Malayalam )
- Sitanath Acharya ( Sanskrit )
- Gobinda Chandra Majhi ( Santali)
- Nand Javeri ( Sindhi)
- 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.