List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Kannada

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Sahitya Akademi Award is given each year, since 1955, by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to writers and their works, for their outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Indian literature and Kannada literature in particular.[1]

Sahitya Akademi Award winners and their works in Kannada language[edit]

Year Author Work
1955 Kuvempu Sri Ramayana Darshanam (Epic)
1956 R. S. Mugali Kannada Sahitya Charitre (History of Literature)
1958 D. R. Bendre Aralu-Maralu (Poetry)
1959 K. Shivaram Karanth Yakshagana Bayalata (A treatise on folk-drama)
1960 V. K. Gokak Dyava-Prithivi (Poetry)
1961 A. R. Krishnashastry Bengali Kadambarikara Bankim Chandra (A critical study)
1962 Devudu Narasimha Sastri Mahakshatriya (Novel)
1964 B. Puttaswamayya Kranti-Kalyana (Novel)
1965 S. V. Ranganna Ranga Binnapa (Philosophical reflections)
1966 P. T. Narasimhachar Hamsa Damayanti Mattu Itara Rupakagalu (Musical plays)
1967 D. V. Gundappa Shrimad Bhagavadgita Tatparya Athava Jivanadharmayoga (Philosophical expositions)
1968 Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Sannakathegalu (12-13) (Short stories)
1969 H. Tipperudraswamy Karnataka Samskriti Sameekshe (Cultural Study)
1970 S. B. Joshi Karnataka Samskritiya Poorva Peethike (Cultural Study)
1971 Adya Rangacharya Kalidasa (Literary criticism)
1972 S. S. Bhoosnurmath Shoonyasampadaneya Paramarshe (Commentary)
1973 V. Sitaramaiah Aralu Baralu (Poetry)
1974 Gopalakrishna Adiga Vardhamaana (Poetry)
1975 S. L. Bhyrappa Daatu (Novel)
1976 M. Shivaram Mana Manthana (Psychiatric studies)
1977 K. S. Narasimhaswamy Tereda Baagilu (Poetry)
1978 B. G. L. Swamy Hasuru Honnu (Travelogue)
1979 A. N. Murthy Rao Chitragalu Patragalu (Reminiscences)
1980 Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Americadalli Goruru (Travelogue)
1981 Chennaveera Kanavi Jeewa Dhwani (Poetry)
1982 Chaduranga Vaishakha (Novel)
1983 Yashwant Chittal Katheyaadalu Hudugi (Short stories)
1984 G. S. Shivarudrappa Kavyartha Chintana (Literary criticism)
1985 T. R. Subba Rao Durgaasthamaana (Novel)
1986 Vyasaraya Ballal Bandaya (Novel)
1987 Poornachandra Tejaswi Chidambara Rahasya (Novel)
1988 Shankar Mokashi Punekar Avadheshwari (Novel)
1989 H. M. Nayak Samprati (Belles- Lettres)
1990 Devanur Mahadeva Kusuma Bale (Novel)
1991 Chandrashekhara Kambara Sirisampige (Play)
1992 S. R. Ekkundi Bakulada Hoovugalu (Poetry)
1993 P. Lankesh Kallu Karaguva Samaya (Short stories)
1994 Girish Karnad Taledanda (Play)
1995 Kirtinath Kurtakoti Uriya Nalage (Criticism)
1996 G. S. Amur Bhuvanada Bhagya (Literary Criticism)
1997 M. Chidananda Murthy Hosatu Hosatu (Criticism)
1998 B. C. Ramchandra Sharma Sapthapadi (Poetry)
1999 D. R. Nagaraj Sahitya Kathana (Essays)
2000 Shantinath Kuberappa Desai Om Namo (Novel)
2001 L. S. Seshagiri Rao English Sahitya Charitre (Literary history)
2002 S. Narayana Setty Yugasandhya (Epic)
2003 K. V. Subbanna Kaviraja Marga Mattu Kannada, Jagattu (Essays)
2004 Geetha Nagabhushana Baduku (Novel)
2005 Raghavendra Patil Teru (Novel)
2006 M. M. Kalburgi Marga - 4 (Essays)
2007 K. Veerabhadrappa Aramane (Novel)
2008 Shrinivas B. Vaidya Halla Bantu Halla (Novel)
2009 Vaidehi (Janaki Srinivasa Murthy) Krouncha Pakshigalu (Short Stories)
2010 Rahamat Tarikere kattiyanchina daari (Literary Criticism)
2011 Gopalkrishna Pai Swapna Saarasvata (Novel)
2012 H. S. Shivaprakash[2] Mabbina Haage Kaniveyassi
2013 C. N. Ramachandran[3] Akyana-Vyakyana (Essays)
Note:No awards were given in 1957 and 1963). A total of 55 Sahitya Akademi Awards have been received by Kannada Writers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kannada Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Poets dominate Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012". Sahitya Akademi. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Poets dominate Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013". Sahitya Akademi. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

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