Thursday, 19 December 2013

Sahitya Akademi Awards Winners 2013

Poetry writers dominated the Sahitya Akademi awards for 2013 announced here on Tuesday. Among the award winning poets are Subodh Sarkar (Bengali), Anil Boro (Bodo), Sitaram Sapolia (Dogri), Ambika Dutt (Rajasthani), Radhakant Thakur (Sanskrit), Arjun Charan Hembram (Santali), Namdev Tarachandani (Sindhi) and Javed Akhtar (Urdu), according to a Sahitya Akademi release.

Overall, eight books of poetry, four of essays, three of novels, two each of short stories and travelogues, one each of autobiography, memoirs and play have won the Sahitya Akademi award this year. The novelists who won awards are Mridula Garg for Miljul Man in Hindi, Manmohan for Nirvaan in Punjabi and R.N. Joe D’ Cruz for Korkai in Tamil. The only playwright who has won the award is Bijoy Misra for Banaprastha in Odia.

The award for autobiography has been won by Malayalam writer M N Paloor for Kathayillathavante Katha. Sureshwar Jha has bagged an award for his memoirs Sangharsh Aa Sehanta in Maithili. In the category of short stories, the award has gone to Mohi-ud-din Reshi for Aina Aatash in Kashmiri and Temsula Ao for Laburnum For My Head in English. C.N. Ramachandran (Kannada), Tukaram Rama Shet (Konkani),
Satish Kalasekar (Marathi), and Katyayani Vidmahe (Telugu) got the award for essays, while Makhonmani Mongsaba (Manipuri) and Man Bahadur Pradhan (Nepali) got it for travelogues.

The awards were recommended by a distinguished jury representing 22 Indian languages, headed by Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President , Sahitya Akademi. The Assamese and Gujarati language awards will be declared later, the release added. 

List of Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year of 2013
Language
Title and Genre
Author



Bengali
Dwaipayan Hrader Dhare (Poetry)
Subodh Sarkar



Bodo
Delphini Onthai Mwdai Arw Gubun Gubun Khonthai
Anil Boro
(Poetry)


Dogri
Doha Satsai (Poetry)
Sitaram Sapolia



English
Laburnum For My Head (Short Stories)
Temsula Ao





Hindi
Miljul Man (Novel)
Mridula Garg



Kannada
Akyana-Vyakyana (Essays)
C.N. Ramachandran



Kashmiri
Aina Aatash (Short Stories)
Mohi-ud-Din Reshi



Konkani
Manmotayam (Essays)
Tukaram Rama Shet
Maithili
Sangharsh Aa Sehanta (Memoirs)
Sureshwar Jha



Malayalam
Kathayillathavante Katha (Autobiography)
M.N. Paloor



Manipuri
Chinglon Amadagi Amada (Travelogue)
Makhonmani Mongsaba



Marathi
Vachanaryachi Rojanishee (Essays)
Satish Kalasekar



Nepali
Manka Lahar Ra Raharharu (Travelogue)
Man Bahadur Pradhan



Odia
Banaprastha (Play)
Bijoy Misra



Punjabi
Nirvaan (Novel)
Manmohan



Rajasthani
Aanthyoi Nahi Din Hal (Poetry)
Ambika Dutt



Sanskrit
Chaladuravani (Poetry)
Radhakant Thakur



Santali
Chanda Bonga (Poetry)
Arjun Charan Hembram



Sindhi
Mansh-Nagari (Poetry)
Namdev Tarachandani



Tamil
Korkai (Novel)
R.N. Joe D’ Cruz



Telugu
Sahityaakashmlo Sagam (Essays)
Katyayani Vidmahe



Urdu
Lava (Poetry)
Javed Akhtar




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