Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winners List : Check Here

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners list has announced!! The names of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners list were announced by the National Akademi of Letters during the opening day of its annual ‘Festival of Letters’ event. Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners list include 20 writers in different languages. 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. Sahitya Akademi Award is one of the best literary awards after the Jnanpith Award. The work will then be translated into other regional languages so that there is a wider reach out to the audiences. The literary work has reached all over India and has gained huge recognition.

The political-writer M Veerappa Moily, poet Arundhathi Subramaniam will be bestowed with the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020. The Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners’ list includes seven books of poetry, four novels, 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 

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.

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.

What is the Sahitya Akademi Award:

The Sahitya Akademi award began in the year 1954 with the purpose to award the most outstanding literary books recognized by Sahitya Akademi. The announcement of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winner is done in 20 different languages. It is one of the dreams of Indian writers to receive these reputed literary awards in the country. Sahitya Akademi Award is considered a literary honor in India. Scroll down the article to get more information about Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winner and Sahitya Akademi Award Return.

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Eligibility Criteria

 1. To meet the eligibility criteria of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020, the books need to have a great contribution towards their respective language and literature. The book should have creative and critical work. We have discussed the criteria below that the book must avoid containing.

  • The work must not be translated
  • The different author’s anthology must not be present in the book
  • No compilation or Annotation
  • The books should not have the research work made for the college degree or other exam
  • A Bhasha Samman Recipient
  • Sahitya Akademi  Fellow
  • The work of an author who is already an Executive Board member of Akademi. 

 

2. Any collection of writings or content that has been published before in the form of books or revised editions will not be considered eligible for the award. But, if 75% of the content in the collections is published for the first time in the form of the book, then it may be considered for the award.

3. If the work is incompleted then it can be considered but if only the part included in the book is complete.

4. The submission of the books cannot be done by the authors and publishers directly.

5. The posthumous publication will be considered for the eligibility criteria of the award only if the author has died within the period of five years set for the awards.

6. If the Executive Board finds out that the author has done the canvassing then it will lead to the disqualification of the books.

Selection of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winner

The List of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners is prepared based on the jury recommendation that is put forward in front of the Executive Board for the purpose of approval and announcement of the result. The jury members’ names and books that are shortlisted in the final selection stage shall be made public along with the declaration of the Award

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winners List

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 winners list includes writers of 20 different languages.

Language Title & Genre Author Name
Assamese   Bengsata (Short stories) Apurba Kumar Saikia
Bengali Eka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs) Mani Shankar Mukhopadhyay
Bodo Gwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan(Short stories) Dharanidhar Owari
Dogri Baba Jitmal (Play)  Gian Singh
English When God Is a Traveller (Poetry) Arundhathi Subramaniam
Gujarati Banaras Diary (Poetry) Harish Meenakshru
Hindi Tokeri Mein Digant ‘ Their Gatha” (Poetry)  Anamika
Kannada Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam (EPIC POETRY)  M. Veerappa Moily
Kashmiri Tilasm-e-Khanabadosh (Short stories) Hiday Koul Bharti
Konkani Yugaparivarathanancho Yatri  (Poetry) RS Bhaskar
Maithili Gachh Roosal Achhi (Short Stories)  Kamalkant Jha
Manipuri Malangbana Kari Hai (Poetry) Irungbam Deven
Marathi  Udya (Novel)  Nanda Khare
Punjabi Aam Khass (Short stories) Gurdev Singh Rupana
Sanskrit Vaishali (Novel) Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam
Santali  Gur Dak Kasa Dak(Poetry) Rupchand Hansdah
Sindhi Jehad (Plays) Jetho Lalwani
Tamil Sellaatha Panam (Novel) Imaiyam
Telugu Agniswaasa(2015-17) Poetry Nikhileswar
Urdu Amawas Mein Khwab (Novel) Hussain-ul-Haque

The Sahitya Akademi Award for the Odia, Malayalam and Rajasthani languages to be declared later.

 

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Sahitya Akademi Award FAQ

 

Q: In which year the Sahitya Akademi Award was started?

Ans: The Sahitya Akademi award began in the year 1954.

 

Q: What is the amount of prize money for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winner?

Ans: The latest prize money is Rs.1,00,000/-.

 

Q: Name the latest language additions made in the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 Winner?

Ans: Bodo and Santhali were added in the year 2005.

 

When is the presentation of the award is done?

Ans: The presentation of the award is done every year for the fabulous original literary work.

 

Q: When was the first Sahitya Akademi Award distributed?

Ans: The first award was distributed in the year 1955.

 

Q: How is the selection of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners is done?

 Ans: The List of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners is prepared based on the jury recommendation that is put forward in front of the Executive Board for the purpose of approval and announcement of the result. 

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