The Sahitya Akademi, the esteemed National Academy of Letters in India, has officially announced the distinguished awardees of its prestigious honors on June 22, 2023. Under the leadership of President Sri Madhav Kaushik, the Executive Board revealed the names of 22 recipients of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 20 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar. This significant declaration brings attention to the remarkable literary achievements of these talented writers, emphasizing their invaluable contributions to the literary landscape.
The works were chosen through a meticulous process, wherein a panel of 3 experts in each relevant language made recommendations, strictly adhering to the prescribed rules and procedures set forth for this purpose.
Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023
The Bal Sahitya Puraskar is an annual award established in 2010. It recognizes exceptional books by Indian authors published in the last five years. For the 2023 edition, books published from 2017 to 2021 were considered for evaluation.
Children’s literature vying for the award must exhibit exceptional literary achievements and meaningful contributions to their respective language and literature. The 22 winners representing different categories present captivating and diverse genres such as stories, novels, poetry, plays, and memoirs, designed to engage readers aged 9-16.
Notably, the award for the Kashmiri language will not be presented in 2023. However, the anticipation surrounding these prestigious honors continues, as the announcement for the award in the Manipuri language will be made at a later date.
|Sl. No.||Language||Book Name||Author||Genre|
|1||Assamese||Powalmoni Aru Chichingar Duhxahaxik Abhiyan||Rabindranath Goswami||Novel|
|2||Bengali||Eroplaner Khata||Shyamalkanti Das||Novel|
|3||Bodo||Gosaini Gwjwn Nwgwr||Pratima Nandi Narzaree||Short Stories|
|4||Dogri||Kanjkan||Balwan Singh Jamoria||Poetry|
|5||English||Grandparents’ Bag of Stories||Sudha Murthy||Stories|
|6||Gujarati||Hun Myaun, Tun Choon Choon||Rakshabahen Prahladrao Dave||Poetry & Stories|
|7||Hindi||Kotuk App||Suryanath Singh||Short Stories|
|8||Kannada||Surakki Gate||Vijayashree Haladi||Novel|
|9||Konkani||Jaann||Tukaram Rama Shet||Novel|
|10||Maithili||Ol Katra, Jhol Katra||Akshay Anand ‘Sunny’||Poetry|
|11||Malayalam||Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal||Priya A.S.||Novel|
|12||Marathi||Chhand Dei Aanand||Eknath Avhad||Poetry|
|13||Nepali||Bal Ekanki Natakharu||Madhusudan Bisht||Play|
|14||Odia||Jejenka Gapa Ganthili||Jugal Kishor Sarangi||Short Stories|
|15||Punjabi||Sachi Di Kahani||Gurmeet Karyalvi||Short Stories|
|16||Rajasthani||Tabran Ri Duniyan||Kiran Badal||Memoir|
|18||Santali||Nene-Pete||Mansing Majhi||Short Stories|
|19||Sindhi||Vanganmal Ji Shaadi||Dholan Rahi||Poetry|
|21||Telugu||Vajrala Vaana||D.K. Chaduvula Babu||Short Stories|
|22||Urdu||Mamta Ki Dor||Late Mateen Achalpuri (Posthumous)||Short Stories|
Two recipients from Assam, Rabindranath Goswami for his novel “Powalmoni Aru Chichingar Duhxahaxik Abhiyan” in Assamese language and Pratima Nandi Narzaree for her collection of short stories “Gosaini Gwjwn Nwgwr” in Bodo language, have been honored with the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 among the 22 awardees.
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Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2023
The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar established in 2011 is an annual award that recognizes the literary achievements of young writers in Indian languages who are 35 years old or below. The Akademi has recently revealed the names of 20 winners in this category.
However, the recipients of the awards in Manipuri, Maithili, and Sanskrit languages will be announced at a later time.
|Sl. No.||Language||Book Name||Author||Genre|
|1||Assamese||Mon Mora Tora||Jintu Gitartha||Short Stories|
|2||Bengali||Mathrakha||Hamiruddin Middya||Short Stories|
|3||Bodo||Som, Jiu, Arw…||Mainaosri Daimary||Poetry|
|5||English||Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas||Anirudh Kanisetti||Historical|
|6||Gujarathi||Get Together||Sagar Shah||Short Stories|
|7||Hindi||Chandpur Ki Chanda||Atul Kumar Rai||Novel|
|8||Kannada||Phoo Mattu Ithara Kathegalu||Manjunayak Challur||Short Stories|
|9||Kashmiri||Lalli Nilvath Tchali Na Zanh||Nighat Nasreen||Poetry|
|10||Konkani||Shots||Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar||Short Stories|
|11||Malayalam||Achante Alamara||Ganesh Puthur||Poetry|
|12||Marathi||Swatashala Swataviruddh Ubhe Kartana||Vishaka Vishwanath||Poetry|
|13||Nepali||Ghat-Pratighatka Udgarhahu||Naina Adhikari||Poetry|
|14||Punjabi||Chitt Da Jugraphia||Sandeep||Poetry|
|15||Rajasthani||Antas Ro Olmo||Devilal Mahiya||Poetry|
|16||Santali||Dusi||Bapi Tudu||Short Stories|
|17||Sindhi||Glamour||Monika J. Panjwani||Short Stories|
|18||Tamil||Thirukarthiyal||Ram Thangam||Short Stories|
|20||Urdu||Zahan Zaad||Tauseef Bareilvi||Short Stories|
Three recipients from Assam, Jintu Gitartha for his collection of short stories “Mon Mora Tora” in Assamese language, Mainaosri Daimary for her poetry “Som, Jiu, Arw…” in Bodo language and Naina Adhikari for her poetry “Ghat-Pratighatka Udgarhahu” in Nepali language, have been honored with the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2023 among 20 awardees.
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Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, plays a crucial role in safeguarding and advancing literature in 24 different Indian languages. The Sahitya Akademi extends its support to a wide range of Indian languages, duly acknowledging their valuable literary contributions through awards, funding, and platforms for publishing.
The academy grants the following highly esteemed accolades to recognize exceptional literary works spanning various genres and languages:
- Yuva Puraskar
- Bal Sahitya Puraskar
- Sahitya Akademi Main Award
- Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize
- Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman
The distinguished recipients of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2023 awards will receive:
- A casket containing an engraved copper plaque
- A cash prize of Rs. 50,000
These honors will be presented at a forthcoming event organized to commemorate their exceptional literary contributions.
- Pratima Nandi Narzaree conferred with the Bal Sahitya Awards 2023 in Bodo Language
- Mainaosri Daimary receives Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2023 for Bodo Language
1. How Many from Assam receives Sahitya Akademi 2023 Awards?
5 recipients from Assam receives Sahitya Akademi 2023 Awards.
2. When was Sahitya Akademi Bal Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2023 awards announced?
The Sahitya Akademi announced Bal Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar awards on June 22, 2023.