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Sahitya Akademi Announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2018-2019

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Culture
14-June-2019 18:28 IST

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019

Sahitya Akademi has selected 22 writers for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar 2019. The Executive Board of the Akademi that met in Agartala today, under the Chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandra shekhar Kambar approved the selection of awardees. The Union Minister for Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel congratulated the award winners. The awardees have been selected on the basis of recommendations made by the Jury comprising of three members each in the concerned language, in accordance with the rules and procedure laid down for the purpose.  According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous/majority vote by the Jury.  Award in Maithili will be declared on a later date.
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For the Bal Sahitya Puraskar, the Awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of Award (i.e. between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017). However, during the initial ten years i.e. from 2010 to 2019, the award may also be given to an author based on his/her total contribution to Children Literature.

Meanwhile, eleven books of poetry, six of short story, five of novel and one literary criticism have won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019. The Award relates to books published by an author of the age of 35 and below as on 1st January of the year of the award.

The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs.50,000/- will be presented to the awardees at a special function to be held at a later date.

SAHITYA AKADEMI YUVA PURASKAR 2019
Language
Title and Genre
Author
Assamese
Ei Pine Ki Ase ?(Short Story) Sanjib Pol Deka
Bengali
Kuntal Fire Ase(Novel)
Moumita

Bodo
Sansri Arw Mwndangthini Mwkhang(Poetry) Rujab Muchahary
Dogri
Sees(Short Story) Sunil Kumar

English
Diwali in Muzaffarnagar(Short Story) Tanuj Solanki
Gujarati
Retino Manas(Short Story)
Ajay Soni

Hindi
Baagh Aur Sugna Munda Ki Beti(Poetry) Anuj Lugun

Kannada
Beru(Novel) Fakeer (Shridhar Banvasi G.C.)
Kashmiri
Thaer Angnech(Poetry) Sagar Nazir
Konkani
Kathaakar(Short Story) Hemant Aiya
Malayalam
Amma Urangunnilla(Poetry) Anuja Akathoottu
Manipuri
Canvasta Tarakpa Pirangna(Poetry) Jiten Oinamba

Marathi
Shahar Atmahatya Karaycha Mhantay(Poetry) Sushil Kumar Shinde
Nepali
Charkiyeko Bhui(Poetry) Karna Biraha
Odia
Bimugdha Uccharana(Literary Criticism) Sisira Behera
Punjabi
Waqt Beeteya Nahi(Novel) Yadwinder Singh Sandhu
Rajasthani
Saglaan Ro Seer(Short Story) Keerti Parihar
Sanskrit
Vagvilasini(Poetry) Yuvraj Bhattarai
Santali
Jarpi Disomrin Manmi(Poetry) Guhiram Kisku
Sindhi
Anmol Rishta(Poetry) Kiran Paryani ‘Anmol’
Tamil
Vaal(Tail)(Poetry) Sabarinathan
Telugu
Kongavalu Kathi(Novel) Gaddam Mohan Rao
Urdu
LaC Ke Lahoo(Novel) Salman Abdus Samad
BAL SAHITYA PURASKAR 2019
Language Title and Genre
Author
Assamese Mili, Amia Aru Ekhon Nadi (Stories) Swmim Nasrin
Bengali Total Contribution Nabanita Debsen

Bodo
Solobatha Khwnasong De (Folk Tales)
Lakhminath Brahma
Dogri
Larjaan (poetry) Vijay Sharma
English India Through Archaeology: Excavating History (History) Devika Cariapa
Gujarati Total Contribution Kumarpal Desai
Hindi
Kachu Ki Topi (Stories) Govind Sharma
Kannada Kadu Kanasina Beedige (Novel) Chandrakanth Karadalli
Kashmiri Shurin Hund Naji (Poetry) Naji Munauwar
Konkani Chitkulya Chinkichye Vishaal Vishwa (Stories) Rajashree Bandodkar Karapurkar
Malayalam Total Contribution Malayath Appunni
Manipuri Thawaishinggi Thawai (Play) R.K. Sanahanbi Chanu
Marathi Jangal Khajinyacha Shodh (Novel) Salim Sardar Mulla
Nepali Chara Ko Chirbir Bhura ko Kirkir (Poetry) Bhabilal Lamichhane
Odia
Total Contribution Birendra Kumar Samantray
Punjabi Aliens Di Dharti Te (Novel) Pawan Harchandpuri
Sanskrit Chitva Trinam Trinam (Poetry) Sanjay Chaubey
Santali Jharumjhag (Poetry) Lakshman Chandra Saren
Sindhi Total Contribution
Veena Shringi

Tamil

Total Contribution

Devi Nachiappan (Deivanai)
Telugu Thatha Maata Varaala Moota (Short Stories) Belagam Bheemeswara Rao
Urdu
Science ke Dilchasp Mazameen (Stories) Mohammad Khalil

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