Sahitya Akademi awards 2016 announced

Q.  Sahitya Akademi announces awards in how many different languages?
- Published on 23 Dec 16

a. 23
b. 24
c. 25
d. 26

ANSWER: 24
 
Sahitya Akademi awards 2016 announcedSahitya Akademi on 21st Dec 2016 announced the Sahitya Akademi award for 2016 in 24 different languages.

8 books of poetry, 7 short story compendiums, 5 books of novel, two books of criticism, one book of essay and a book of play have won the awards for 2016.

The awards were recommended by jury members and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi under the Chairmanship of Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President of the Akademi.

Sahitya Akademi
  • Abbreviation: SA
  • Formation: March 12, 1954
  • Headquarters: Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • President: Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
  • Parent organisation: Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  • Sahitya Akademi award was established in 1954.
  • The plaque awarded by the Akademi was designed by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

  • The awardees of Sahitya Akademi 2016 awards are:

    AuthorTitle of booksGenreLanguage
    Jnan PujariMeghmalar BhramanPoetryAssamese
    Nrisinghaprasad BadhuriMahabharater AstadahiEssayBengali
    Anju (Anjali Narzary)Ang Maboroi Dong DasongPoetryBodo
    ChhatrapalChetaShort StoryDogri
    Jerry PintoEm and the big HoomNovelEnglish
    Kamal VoraAnekekPoetryGujarati
    Nand JaveriAkhar KathaPoetrySindhi
    VannadhasanOru Siru IsaiShort StoryTamil
    Papineni SivasankarRajanigandhaPoetryTelugu
    Nizam SiddiquiMabad-e-Jadidiat Se Naye Ahed Ki Takhliqiyat TakCriticismUrdu
    Nasira SharmaPaarijatNovelHindi
    Gobinda ChandraMajhi NalhaPoetrySantali
    Sitanath AcharyaKavyanirjhariPoetrySanskrit
    Bulaki SharmaMurdjat Ar Dujee KahaniyanShort StoryRajasthani
    SwarajbirMasia Di RaatPlayPunjabi
    Boluwaru Mohammad KunhiSwatantryada OtaNovelKannada
    Aziz HajiniAane KhaneCriticismKashmiri
    Edwin J.F. D’souzaKale BhangarNovelKonkani
    Shyam DarihareBarki Kaki at Hotmail Dot ComShort StoryMaithili
    Prabha VarmaShyamamadhavanPoetryMalayalam
    Moirangthem RajenCheptharaba EshingpunShort StoryManipuri
    Paramita SatpathyPraptiShort StoryOdia
    Gita UpadhyayJanmabhumi Mero SwadeshNovelNepali
    Asaram LomateAalokShort StoryMarathi

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