Bangla Academy Award

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Bangla Academy building in Dhaka

Bangla Academy Award is a literary award given by the Bangla Academy of Bangladesh in recognition of creative genius in advancement and overall contribution in the field of Bengali language and literature.[1]

It was introduced in 1960 and recognized six categories: poetry, novels, short stories, essays, juvenile literature and translation. Beginning in 1985, two more awards were introduced to recognize overall contributions to Bengali language and literature.

At present, the Bangla Academy award is given in three fields:

  • Poetry, novel, and short story
  • Research, essay, and science
  • Translation, drama, and juvenile literature


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bangla Academy, from Banglapedia.
  2. ^ Rahman, S. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810874534. 
  3. ^ Rakib Ahammed (27 February 2011). "Six receive Bangla Academy award". The Daily Star. 
  4. ^ BD News 24, Bangla Academy Awards announced, Staff Correspondent, Date: 2013-02-18
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  6. ^ "Bangla Academy awards for 2014 announced". 

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