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Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 in Bodo Language Announced

Last updated on January 5th, 2024 at 12:21 pm

Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 in Bodo language details:

The Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 for the year 2022 has been announced by the Sahitya Akademi.

Important Facts

  1. Sahitya Akademi has announced the awards in different languages, which include 7 books of poetry, 6 of novel, 2 of short stories, 3 play/dramas, 2 literary criticism, 1 of autobiographical essays, 1 collection of articles literary history.
  2. These awards will be distributed on 11 March 2023 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.

Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 in Bodo Language

Sahitya Akademi declared the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 in Bodo language to Rashmi Choudhury for her collection of poems book Sansrini Modira (Poetry). Sansrini Modira in bodo devanagari text सानस्रिनि मदिरा. Sansrini Modira poetry book was published on 2019.

Rashmi ChoudhurySansrini Modira (Poetry)
Rashmi Choudhury Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 Winner in BodoSansrini Modira Poetry Book

The book was selected based on the recommendation made by a three-member Jury following the rules and procedure laid down for the purpose. According to the procedure, the award was decided based on a majority vote by the Jury. The names of the Jury members on whose recommendations the award is being decided are Sri Birhashgiri Basumatary, Sri Lakshminath Brahma, and Sri Ratneswar Narzary.

Total 8 books in Bodo language were submitted in for consideration of the Sahitya Akademi Awrd. Those book details are:

Sl. No.Book TitleAuthor NameYear of PublicationGenre
1Ang KhudridwngNandeswar Daimary2016Short Stories
2Dokhona ThaosiJwishri Boro2020Short Stories
3Horseni JariminIndra Malati Narzary2018Short Stories
4Jiumani MisilRupapli Swargiary2019Poetry
5Khonthaini AndwaoRubila Swargiary2018Poetry
6Nwiji Jouthaini Thunlai BijirnaiAdaram Basumatary2019Literary Criticism
7Sansrini ModiraRashmi Choudhury2019Poetry
8Swdwb Ni SwdwbSunil Phukan Basumatary2016Poetry

The Jury unanimously selected Sanrini Moidra by Rashmi Choudhury for the award.

Rashmi Choudhury

Rashmi Choudhury Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 Winner in Bodo Language
Rashmi Choudhury

Bodo poet Rashmi Choudhury was recognized for her poetry collection Sansrini Modira and has been awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi 2022 for Bodo language.

Rashmi Choudhury, a well-known Bodo poet is from Baksa district of BTR, Assam was born in 1974. Her poems are well known for their strong feminist themes. Bublini Guthal and Sansrini Modira are two of her Bodo poetry publications. She previously received the Ambedkar Fellowship National Award from the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi in 2011.

What is Sahitya Akademi Award?

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor that the Sahitya Akademi awards annually to a literary work. Apart from the 22 Indian languages ​​included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India, it is provided in a total of 24 languages ​​including Rajasthani and English language. Sahitya Akademi Awards were first given in the year 1955.

What is Received in Sahitya Akademi Award?

In the Sahitya Akademi Award, the winners are given a cash amount of one lakh rupees and a copper plate. At the time of the establishment of the award, the prize money was Rs 5,000, which was increased to Rs 10,000 in the year 1983, and in the year 1988, it was increased to Rs 25,000. After this, from the year 2001, this amount was increased to Rs. 40,000 and after that, in the year 2003, this amount was increased to Rs. 50,000. Then in the year 2009, the government increased the amount of this award from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 100,000.

Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation 2022 in Bodo Language

The second type of Sahitya Akademi award to the deserving literates is Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation 2022.

For 2022, they have accepted 17 books for consideration. Among them, Bodo language was one of them.

For the Bodo language, Raja Devojit Basumatary won the Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation 2022. He translated the Bengali Novel book ‘Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou‘ into Bodo language and named the book title as ‘Kabuliwalani Bangali Biji‘ in Bodo language.

LanguageTitle of the TranslationTranslatorName of the Original Book (Genre), Language, & Author
BodoKabuliwalani Bangali BijiRaja Devojit BasumataryKabuliwalar Bangali Bou (Novel), Bengali, Sushmita Bandyopadhyay

Raja Devojit Basumatary

Bodo Writer – Raja Devojit BasumataryTranslated Book – Kabuliwalani Bangali Biji
Raja Devojit BasumataryKabuliwalani Bangali Biji

Prize Money

The Prize carries an amount of Rs. 50,000/- and a copper plaque which will be presented to the translator’s of each of these books at a special function to be held in 2023.

Jury Members

The Jury Members for the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2022 for Bodo Language are:

  1. Dr. Daimalu Brahma
  2. Dr. Anjali Daimari
  3. Dr. Surath Narzary

Total Bodo Books Submitted

A total of 3 Bodo books were submitted.

Sl. No.Title of the TranslationTranslatorYear of First PublicationTitle of the Original
Work and Genre
Language of the OriginalAuthor
1Gwthwi Dansogra ManshiPratima Nandi Narzaree2020Sob Kota Manuh (Novel)AssameseYeshe Dorjee Thongchi
2Kabuliwalani Bangali BijiRaja Devojit Basumatary2016Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou (Novel)BengaliSushmita Bandyopadhyay
3Khonthaigirini GarangBirupaksha Giri Basumatary2016Kabi Kantha (Poetry)AssameseAbani Chakravarty

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