2017 Sahitya Akademi Awards

The Sahitya Akademi on December 21, 2017 announced the names of the Sahitya Akademi award winners for 2017 recognizing the literary works in different literary genres in 24 languages. Seven books of novels, five of poetry, five of short stories, five of literary criticism and one of play and essays each won the Sahitya Akademi honours this year.

Sahitya Akademi Award Winners List 2017

Author Book Language
Novel
Jayanta Madhab BoraMoriaholaAssamese
Afsar AhmedSei Nikhonj ManustaBengali
Rita BoroThwisamBodo
Mamang DaiThe Black HillEnglish
K.P. RamanunniDaivathinte PusthakamMalayalam
NachhattarSlow DownPunjabi
Niranjan MishraGangaputravadanamSanskrit
Short Stories
Shiv MehtaBannaDogri
Autar Krishen RahbarYeli Parda WothKashmiri
Gajanan JogKhand Ani Her KathaKonkani
Gayatri SarafEtavatira ShilpiOdia
Baig EhsasDakhmaUrdu
Poetry
Udaya Narayana Singh 'Nachiketa'Jahalak DiaryMaithili
Shrikant DeshmukhBolave Te AmhiMarathi
Bhujanga TuduTahenan Tangi reSanthali
(Late) InqulabKaandhal NaatkalTamil
DevipriyaGaali RanguTelugu
Play
Rajen ToijambaChahee Taret KhuntakpaManipuri
Essays
Jagdish LachhaniAachhende Laja MaraanSindhi
Literary Criticism
Urmi Ghanshyam DesaiGujarati Vyakaranna Baso VarshGujarati
Ramesh Kuntal MeghVishw Mithak Sarit SagarHindi
T. P.  AshokaKathana BharathiKannada
Bina HangkhimKriti VimarshaNepali
Neeraj DaiyaBina Hasal PaiRajasthani

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