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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017- Winner List

India's national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, has announced the winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017.


  • 24 writers writing in 24 languages have been chosen to be honoured in February 2018.
  • Seven books of novels, five of poetry, five of short stories, five of literary criticism and one of play and essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2017.
  • Sreenivasarao announced the theme for Sahitya Akademi’s next edition of ‘Festival of Letters’ — ’70 years of Indian Independence’

 Winners List

Winner/Literary Work
Language
Novels
Mamang Dai for The Black Hill
English
Niranjan Mishra for Gangaputravadanam
Sanskrit
K P Ramanunni for Daivathinte Pusthakam
Malayalam
Nachhattar Slow Down
Punjabi
Short Stories
Shiv Mehta
Dogri
Autar Krishen Rahbar
Kashmiri
Gajanan Jog
Konkani
Gayatri Saraf
Odia
Baig Ehsas
Urdu
Literary criticism
Bina Hangkhim
Nepali
T P Ashoka
Kannada
Ramesh Kuntal Megh
Hindi
Urmi Ghanshyam Desai
Gujarati
Neeraj Daiya
Rajasthani
Essays
Jagdish Lachhani
Sindhi
Play
Rajen Toijamba
Manipuri

About Sahitya Akademi Awards

Established in 1954, Sahitya Akademi Awards is a literary honoured conferred annually on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 major Indian languages. The award recognizes and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends. 
The award comprises a plaque and a cash prize of 100000 rupees. The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray.

Expected Questions

Sahitya Akademi Award confers writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the
a. 28 major Indian languages
b. 25 major Indian languages
c. 24 major Indian languages
d20 major Indian languages

The theme of Sahitya Akademi 2017 is
a. ‘Festival of Letters’ — ’70 years of Indian Independence’
b. ‘Festival of Books’ — ’70 years of Indian Independence’
c. ‘Festival of Writers’ — ’70 years of Indian Independence’
d. ‘Festival of Learners’ — ’70 years of Indian Independence’

 The Black Hill, a Sahitya Akademi Award winner book is written by
a. Shiv Mehta
b. Gajanan Jog
c. Rajen Toijamba
d. Mamang Dai

The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by
a. Mrinal Sen
b. Satyajit Ray
c. Girish Karnad
d. Dadasaheb Phalke
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