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Sahitya Akademi Award to Bengali Writers

Sahitya Akademi Award to Bengali Writers

Sahitya Akademi Award is given by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters to one writer every year in each of the languages recognized by it as well as for translations. This is the second highest literary award of India, after Jnanpith Award. The awards given to for works in Bengali and English as well as for translations from Bengali literature are given below.

Bengali Literature

*1955 – Jibanananda Das - "Shreshtha Kabita" (poetry)
*1956 – Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay – "Arogya Niketan" (novel)
*1957 – Premendra Mitra – "Sagar Theke Phera" (poetry)
*1958 – Parashuram – "Anandibai Ityadi Galpo" (short stories)
*1959 – Gajendra Kumar Mitra - "Kolkatar Kachhei" (novel)
*1960 – Not given
*1961 – Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta – "Bharater Shakti-Sadhana O Shakta Sahitya" (non-fiction)
*1962 – Annada Shankar Ray - "Japane" (travelogue)
*1963 – Amiya Chakrabarti – "Ghare Pherar Din" (poetry)
*1964 – Subhash Mukhopadhyay - "Jato Durei Jai" (poetry)
*1965 – Bishnu Dey - "Smriti Satta Bhabishyat" (poetry)
*1966 – Manoj Basu – "Nishi-Kutumba" (novel)
*1967 – Buddhadeb Basu – "Tapaswi O Tarangini" (verse play)
*1968 – Not given
*1969 – Manindra Ray – "Mohini Aral" (poetry)
*1970 – Abu Sayeed Ayyub – "Adhunikata O Rabindranath" (non-fiction)
*1971 – Uma Prasad Mukhopadhyay – "Mani-Mahesh" (travelogue)
*1972 – Santosh Kumar Ghosh – "Shesh Namaskar" (novel)
*1973 – Not given
*1974 – Nirendranath Chakrabarti – "Ulanga Raja" (poetry)
*1975 – Bimal Kar - "Asamay" (novel)
*1976 – Maitreyi Devi – "Na Hanyate" (novel)
*1977 – Shankha Ghosh – "Babarer Prarthana" (poetry)
*1978 – Shankari Prasad Basu – "Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha" (non-fiction)
*1979 – Mahashweta Devi – "Aranyer Adhikar" (novel)
*1980 – [http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/authors/texts/samareshbasu.html Samaresh Basu] – "Shamba" (novel)
*1981 – Radha Raman Mitra – "Kalikata Darpan" (non-fiction)
*1982 – Kamal Das – "Amritasya Putri" (novel)
*1983 – Shakti Chattopadhyay – "Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo" (poetry)
*1984 – Samaresh Majumdar – "Kalbela" (novel)
*1985 – Sunil Gangopadhyay – "Sei Samay" (novel)
*1986 – Amiya Bhushan Majumdar – "Raj Nagar" (novel)
*1987 – Arun Mitra – "Khunjte Khunjte Eto Dur" (poetry)
*1988 – Ramapada Chaudhuri – "Bari Badle Jay" (novel)
*1989 – Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay – "Manab Jamin" (novel)
*1990 – Debesh Ray – "Tista Parer Brittanta" (novel)
*1991 – Moti Nandi – "Sada Kham" (novel)
*1992 – Alok Ranjan Dasgupta – "Marami Karat" (poetry)
*1993 – Shyamal Gangopadhyay – "Shahjada Darashukoh" (novel)
*1994 – Syed Mustafa Siraj – "Alik Manush" (novel)
*1995 – Naresh Guha – "Kabita Sangraha" (poetry)
*1996 – Ashok Mitra – "Tal Betal" (non-fiction)
*1997 – Nabarun Bhattacharya – "Herbert" (novel)
*1998 – Dibyendu Palit – "Anubhab" (novel)
*1999 – Nabanita Deb-Sen – "Naba-Nita" (prose poetry)
*2000 – Jay Goswami – "Pagli Tomar Sange" (poetry)
*2001 – Atin Bandyopadhyay – "Panchashati Galpo" (short stories)
*2002 – Sandipan Chattopadhyay – "Ami O Banbihari" (novel)
*2003 – Prafulla Ray – "Krantikal" (novel)
*2004 – Sudhir Chakrabarti – "Baul Fakir Katha" (non-fiction)
*2005 – Binay Majumdar – "Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchchha" (poetry)

English Literature

*1967 – Bhabani Bhattacharya – "Shadow from Ladakh" (novel)
*1969 – Nihar Ranjan Ray – "An Artist in Life" (non-fiction)
*1975 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri – "Scholar Extraordinary" (non-fiction)
*1989 – Amitabha Ghosh – "The Shadow Lines" (novel)
*1996 – Sunetra Gupta – "Memories of Rain" (novel)
*2002 – Amit Chaudhuri – "A New World" (novel)
*2003 – Minakshi Mukhopadhyay – "The Perishable Empire" (non-fiction)
*2004 – Upamanyu Chattopadhyay – "The Mammaries of the Welfare State" (novel)

Translations from Bengali Literature

*1989 – Nagindas Parekh – "Na Hanyate" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Maitreyi Devi),
*.......K. Ravi Verma – "Ganadevata" (novel, Malayalam tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay),
*.......T.Thoibi Devi – "Drishtipat" (novel, Manipuri tr. from Yayavar),
*.......Basanta Kumari Devi – "Ganadebata, Parts I and II (Panchagram)" (novel, Oriya tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay),
*.......B. Gopala Reddi – "Ravindruni Natikalu" (plays, Telugu tr. from Rabindranath Thakur)
*1990 – Ramanik Meghanee – "Gandevata" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay),
*.......Upendranath Jha 'Vyas' – "Vipradas" (novel, Maithili tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......A. Shyamsundar Singh – "Krishnakantagee Uil" (novel, Manipuri tr. from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Amar Bharati – "Ikki Kahaniyan" (short stories, Punjabi tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......Laxmi Narayan Mohanty – "Banachari" (novel, Oriya tr. from Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay),
*.......Biharilal Chhabria - "Sat Kadam" (Two Parts) (novel, Sindhi tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay)
*1991 – Ramanlal P. Soni – "Kabuliwala" (short stories, Gujarati tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......Shanti Ranjan Bhattacharya – "Gulshan-e-Sehat" (novel, Urdu tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay)
*1993 – Anila A. Dalal – "Prachchhanna" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Bimal Kar),
*.......Olivinho Gomes – "Anandmath" (novel, Konkani tr. from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Leela Sarkar – "Aranyathinte Adhikaaram" (novel, Malayalam tr. from Mahashweta Devi),
*.......L. Raghumani Sharma – "Charitraheen" (novel, Manipuri tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Barendra Krushna Dhal – "Samba" (novel, Oriya tr. from [http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/authors/texts/samareshbasu.html Samaresh Basu] ),
*.......Vilas Gite – "Rabindranathanchya Sahavasat" (poetry, Marathi tr. from Maitreyi Devi),
*.......Maddipattla Suri – "Samayam Kani Samayam" (novel, Telugu tr. from Bimal Kar)
*1994 – Basundhara Saikia –"Datta" (novel, Assamese tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Karna Thami – "Sukanta Ka Kavitaharu" (poetry, Nepali tr. from Sukanta Bhattacharya)
*1995 – Kulanath Gogoi – "Aranyer Adhikar" (novel, Assamese tr. from Mahashweta Devi),
*.......Surendra Jha 'Suman – "Rabindra Natakavali" Vol. I (plays, Maithili tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......P. Bhanumanthi – "Meethi Charithram" (play, Tamil tr. from Badal Sarkar)
*1996 – Aruna Chakrabarti – "Srikanta" (novel, English tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Chandrakant Mehta – "Jeevan Swad" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Ashapurna Devi)
*1997 – Gayatri Chakrabarti Spivak – "Imaginary Maps" (short stories, English tr. from Mahashweta Devi),
*.......Prasad Brahmbhatt – "Amritasya Putri" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Kamal Das),
*.......Shiva Shamsher Rasaily – "Biraj Dulahi" (novel, Nepali tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Jugal Kishor Dutta – "Asami Hazir" (novel, Oriya tr. from Bimal Mitra)
*1998 – Kalpana Bardhan – "Wives and Others" (short stories & a novel, English tr. from Manik Bandyopadhyay),
*.......Chandranath Mishra 'Amar' – "Parashuramak Beechal - Bereyal Katha" (short stories, Maithili tr. from Parashuram),
*.......Bihari Lal Mishra – "Sharatsaptakam" (short stories, Sanskrit tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay),
*.......Lakhmi Khilani – "Asamaya" (novel, Sindhi tr. from Bimal Kar)
*1999 – Suknaya Jhaveri – "Ekvis Bengali Vartao" (short stories, Gujarati tr. from different authors),
*.......Murari Madhusudan Thakur – "Arogya Niketan" (novel, Maithili tr. from Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay)
*2000 – Hans Raj Pandotra – "Gosain De Bagha Da Bhoot" (novel, Dogri tr. from Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay),
*.......Amresh Patnaik – "Tista Tatora Brutanta" (novel, Oriya tr. from Debesh Ray),
*.......Dipak Ghosh – "Sanskritaravindrasangitam" (songs, Sanskrit tr. from Rabindranath Thakur)
*2001 – Gopa Majumdar –"Aparajito" (novel, English tr. from Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay),
*.......Janaki Ballav Patnaik – "Bankima Upanyasmala" (2 Volumes) (novels, Oriya tr. from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay)
*2003 – (Lt.) Sujit Mukhopadhyay – "Gora" (novel, English tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......Rajen Saikia – "Putul Nachar Itikat" (novel, Assamese tr. from Manik Bandyopadhyay),
*.......M.P. Kumaran – "Heerak Deepti" (novel, Malayalam tr. from Sunil Gangopadhyay),
*.......Ram Swaroop Kisan – "Rati Kaner" (play, Rajasthani tr. from Rabindranath Thakur)
*2004 – Ramshankar Dwivedi – "Jhansi Ki Rani" (novel, Hindi tr. from Mahashweta Devi),
*.......Madhav Borcar – "Ekshe Ek Kavita" (poetry, Konkani tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......Nongthombam Kunjamohan Singh – "Gora" (novel, Manipuri tr. from Rabindranath Thakur),
*.......Mrinalini Prabhakar Gadkari – "Devdas" (novel, Marathi tr. from Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay)
*2005 – Uma Randeria – "Nava Yugnu Parodh" (novel, Gujarati tr. from Sunil Gangopadhyay)

Translations into Bengali

*1989 – Nilina Abraham – "Patummar Chhagal O Balyasakhi" (short stories, tr. from Malayalam)
*1990 – Maitri Shukla – "Unish Bigha Dui Katha" (novel, tr. from Oriya)
*1991 – S. Krishnamoorthy – "Raktabanya" (novel, tr. from Tamil)
*1992 – Maya Gupta – "Kak O Kala Pani" (short stories, tr. from Hindi)
*1993 – Manabendra Bandyopadhyay – "Vaikom Muhammad Bashirer Shreshtha Galpo" (short stories, tr. from Malayalam)
*1994 – Vina Alase – "Gulamgiri" (dialogues, tr. from Marathi)
*1995 – Kanailal Datta – "Vinoba Bhave Rachanabali" (autobiographical writing, tr. from Hindi)
*1996 – Ranendranath Bandyopadhyay – "Sarpa Rajju" (novel, tr. from English)
*1997 – Rameshwar shaw – "Bhabishyater Kabita" (essays, tr. from English)
*1998 – Jaya Mitra – "Jipsy Nadir Dhara" (autobiographical writing, tr. from Punjabi)
*1999 – Shankha Ghosh – "Raktakalyan" (play, tr. from Kannada)
*2000 – Afsar Ahmed & Kalim Hazique – "Sare Tin Hat Bhume" (novel, tr. from Urdu)
*2001 – Nani Sur – "Krishna Chanderer Nirbachito Galpo" (short stories, tr. from Urdu)
*2002 – Usha Ranjan Bhattacharya – "Mriityunjay" (novel, tr. from Assamese)
*2003 – Malay Ray Chaudhuri – "Suryer Saptam Ashwa" (tr. from Hindi)
*2004 – Sujit Chaudhuri – "Asamiya Galpo Sankalan" (short stories, tr. from Assamese)
*2005 – Ranjan Bandyopadhyay – "Kabir Bijak O Anyanya Kabita" (poetry, tr. from Hindi)

External links

* [http://www.sahitya-akademi.org/sahitya-akademi/awa1.htm Sahitya Akademi Award website]


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