Sahitya Akademi Award is a prestigious award that is given to litterateurs of different Indian languages every year. The Sahitya Akademi award has been categorized into five types as follows:
- Sahitya Akademi Main Award
- Sahtiya Akademi Bhasha Samman Award
- Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize Award
- Bal Sahitya Puraskar
- Yuva Puraskar
1. Sahitya Akademi Main Award for Bodo Language
Sahitya Akademi Award started from 1954. The Bodo language got included in 2005. The Prize money for Sahitya Akademi Award winner is Rs. 100,000.
The first Bodo person to win the Sahitya Akademi Award is Mangalshingh Hazowary in the year 2005 for his Novel book named “Jiuni Mwgthang Bisombi Arw Aroj”.
In the Bodo language, the following Bodo authors have won the Sahitya Akademi award. So far from 2005 to 2022, there are 18 award recipients.
The latest Sahitya Akademi Award Bodo language recipient is Smt Rashmi Choudhury for her poetry book – Sansrini Modira.
|2022||Sansrini Modira||Poetry||Rashmi Choudhury|
|2021||Khora Sayao Arw Himalay||Poetry||Mwdai Gahai|
|2020||Gwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan||Short Stories||(late) Dharanidhar Owari|
|2019||Akhai Athumniphrai||Poetry||Phukan Ch. Basumatary|
|2018||Dwngse Lama||Short Stories||Rituraj Basumatary|
|2016||Ang Maboroi Dong Dasong||Poetry||Anju (Anjali Narzary)|
|2015||Baidi Dengkhw Baidi Gab||Poetry||Brajendra Kumar Brahma|
|2014||Udangnifrai Gidingfinnanei||Poetry||Urkhao Gwra Brahma|
|2013||Delphini Onthai Mwdai Arw Gubun Gubun Khonthai||Poetry||Anil Boro|
|2012||Boro Khonthai||Poetry||Guneswar Musahary|
|2011||Okhafwrni Dwima||Poetry||Premananda Mosahari|
|2010||Swdwbni Swler||Poetry||Aurobindo Uzir|
|2008||Birgwsrini Thungri||Novel||Bidyasaqar Narzary|
|2007||Dumphaoni Phitha||Short Stories||Janil Kumar Brahma|
|2006||Sanmwkhangari Lamajwng||Novel||Katindra Swargiary|
|2005||Jiuni Mwgthang Bisombi Arw Aroj||Poetry||Mangalshingh Hazowary|
2. Bhasha Samman Award for Bodo Language
Bhasha Samman Award started when there is a need to give recognization to litterateurs outside the 24 Indian languages as it’s not possible to restrict to only 24 Indian languages, when our country has many languages and dialects.
Bhasha Samman started in 1996. The prize money for the same is Rs. 100,000 from 2009 onwards. Unlike other Akademi awards, where an award is given to every 24 Indian languages, here in Bhasha Samman Award, only 3-4 persons are selected for the awards.
The first Bodo person to win the Bhasha Samman Award in the Bodo language is Sri Madhu Ram Boro. So far, only one Boro person has received this award.
3. Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize Award
If you are fluent in multiple Indian languages, you can translater Novels, Poetry, Essay, Short Stories, etc, and you may stand a chance to win the Prize for Translation.
Sahitya Akademi started an annual prize for translation work from 1989 to be given to outstanding translations in the 24 languages recognized by them. The prize money for the same is Rs. 50,000 from 2009 onwards.
The first Bodo person to win the Prize for Translation Award in the Bodo language is Pramila Narzary in the year 2005 for her Short Stories book named “Aswini Solo”. It’s the translation work of the Assamese Short Stories book named “Buri Aair Sadhu”, authored by Lakshinath Bezbarua.
In the Bodo language, the following Bodo authors have won the Prize for Translation Award. So far from 2005 to 2021, there are 17 award recipients.
|YEAR||TITLE OF THE TRANSLATION||TRANSLATOR||TITLE OF THE ORIGINAL (LANGUAGE/GENRE)||AUTHOR|
|2022||Kabuliwalani Bangali Biji||Raja Devojit Basumatary||Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou (Nove), Benglai||Sushmita Bandyopadhyay|
|2021||Hirimba||Indira Boro||Hirimba (Novel), Assamese||Jayanti Gogoi|
|2020||Gibi Bharatni Jarimin : Sigangnifrai AD 1300 Sim||Kameshwar Brahma||The Penguin History of Early India : from the Origins to AD 1300 (History). (English).||Romila Thapar|
|2019||Abwnglaorini Fao||Gopinath Brahma||Daivathinte Vikrithikal (Novel), Malayalam||M. Mukundan|
|2018||Binodini||Nabin Brahma||Chokher Bali (Novel), Bengali||Rabindranath Tagore|
|2017||Gaddar||Gobinda Basumatary||Gaddar (Novel), Hindi||Krisan Chander|
|2016||Thengphakri Tahsildarni Thamani Thungri||Birhas Giri Basumatary||Thengphakri Tahsildaror Tamor Torowal (Novel) Assamese||Mamoni Roisom Goswami|
|2015||Jaharni Mwnthai||Dhansri Swargiary||Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Bengali||Mahasweta Devi|
|2014||Geetanjali||Surath Narzary||Geetanjali (Bengali) Poetry||Rabindranath Tagore|
|2013||Jagari||Gobinda Boro||Jagori (Bengali) Novel||Satinath Bhaduri|
|2012||Nwizise Sungdo Solo||Swarna Prabha Chainary||21 Short Stories By Rabindranath (Bengali) Short Stories||Rabindranath Tagore|
|2011||Volganifrai Ganga||Hari Narayan Khaklary||Volga se Ganga (Hindi) Novel||Rahul Sankritayan|
|2010||Yiaruingam||Uthrisar Khungur Basumatary||Yiaruingam (Assamese) Novel||Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya|
|2009||Mwsou Daan||Gobindo Narzary||Godan (Hindi) Novel||Munshi Premchand|
|2008||Sni-Bifan Ramayan||Pradip Raja Brahma||Krittibasa Ramayana (Bengali) Poetry||Mahakvai Krittibasa|
|2007||Adra Lirnai Sanreb||Anjali Daimary||Adha Lekha Dastabez (Assamese) Assamese||Indira Goswami|
|2006||Geder Habila||Rangina Daimary||Uchchakangkha (Assamese) Essay||Homen Borgohain|
|2005||Aswini Solo||Pramila Narzary||Buri Aair Sadhu (Assamese) Short Stories||Lakshinath Bezbarua|
4. Bal Sahitya Puraskar Award for Bodo Language
The first Bodo Person to win the Bal Sahitya Puraskar in the Bodo language was Nabin Malla Boro for his Travelogue named “Chitrakutni Frai – Mount Abu” in the Year 2010.
In the Bodo Language, the following Bodo authors have bagged the prize for Bal Sahitya Puruskar for the Bodo Language so far from 2010 to 2023, there are 12 awards recipients with No Award on 2016. The latest awardee of Bal Sahitya Puraskar Award 2023 Bodo Language is Pratima Nande Narzary.
|2023||Gosaini Gwjwn Nwjwr||Short Stories||Pratima Nande Narzaree|
|2022||Langwnani Bokhali Gotho||Novel||Dewbar Ramchiary|
|2021||Dikhura Solobatha||Folk Tales||Ratneswar Narzary|
|2020||Gothosa Bisombi||Essays||Ajit Boro|
|2019||Solobatha Khwnasong De||Folk Tales||Lakhminath Brahma|
|2018||Gotho Gothaini Solo Bhata||Short Stories||Sitaram Basumatary|
|2017||Total Contribution to Children’s Literature||Renu Boro|
|2014||Gothosaforni Rao||Poetry||Kaushalya Brahma|
|2013||Birbalni Solo||Stories||Jatindra Nath Swargiary|
|2012||Okhrangma Isingao||Essays||Haricharan Boro|
|2011||Puranni Solo Phithikha (in 2 vols.)||Short Stories||Maheswar Narzary|
|2010||Chitrakutni Frai – Mount Abu||Travelogue||Nabin Malla Boro|
5. Yuva Puraskar Award for Bodo language
The first Bodo person to win the Yuva Puraskar was Jaishree Baro for her book “Jeu Saharani Beduin” awarded in the year 2011.
In The Bodo language, the following Bodo authors have received the Yuva Puraskar Award for the Bodo language so far from 2011 to 2023, there are 13 awards recipients. The latest awardee to bagged the Yuva Puraskar Award 2023 Bodo Language is Mainaosri Daimary.
|2023||Som, Jiu, Arw…||Poetry||Mainaosri Daimary|
|2022||Gang Fujanay Mase Dau||Short Stories||Alangbar Muchahary|
|2021||Jiu Gwnang Soho||Poetry||Gautorn Daimary|
|2020||Abwi-Abou Arw Ang||Poetry||Newton K. Basumatary|
|2019||Sansri Arw Mwndangthini Mwkhang||Poetry||Rujab Muchahary|
|2018||Onnaini Gubun Mwnsse Mohor||Short Stories||Purna Brahma|
|2017||Gwrbwni Aroj||Poetry||Bijit Gwra Ramchiary|
|2016||Khamflongnai Bubli||Poetry||Bijit Gayari|
|2015||Khwmsi Harni Alari||Short Stories||Leben Lal Mwshahary|
|2014||Thwinikhruibw Gwjasin Nwngni Gaba||Poetry||Shanti Basumatary|
|2013||Felengni Saogari||Novel||Sansumwi Khungri Basumatary|
|2012||Mijingao Swmkhe Jwmwi||Novel||Diganta Lawary|
|2011||Jeu Saharani Beduin||Jaishree Baro|