List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Sanskrit

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The Sahitya Akademi Award is an annual award, given by the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to writers in 24 Indian languages. The award was instituted and first awarded in 1955. It carries a monetary reward of 50,000 Rupees and a citation.[1] The award for Sanskrit was first given in 1956. The first five awards went to works in other languages, dealing with Sanskrit culture. Since 1967, the award has been given only to works in Sanskrit. The list of Sanskrit language writers who have won the award is given below.[2][3]

Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Sanskrit[edit]

Year Author Work Notes
1956 Mm. P. V. Kane History of Dharma Sastra, Vol. IV (Research) social laws and customs; religious and civil law
1961 Giridhar Sharma Chaturvedi Vaidik Vijnan aur Bhartiya Sanskriti (A study in Hindi) (Research)
1963 B. N. Krishnamurti Sharma A History of Dvait School of Vedanta and its Literature (Research)
1964 Mm. Gopinath Kaviraj Tantrik Vangmaya Men Shaktadrishti (Treatise in Hindi) (Research)
1966 V. Raghavan Bhoja's Sringara Prakasa (Aesthetics)
1967 Ramaroop Pathak Chitrakavya Kautukam (Poetry)
1968 Satyavrat Shastri Srigurugovindasimhacharitam (Poetry) Biography of Guru Gobind Singh
1970 V. Subramanya Sastri Shabdatarangini (Treatise) on verbal cognition
1973 M. S. Aney Sritilakayasornavah (Epic) Biography of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
1974 Dr. S.B. Warnekar Shrishivarajyodayam (Epic poem) 68 cantos, on Shivaji
1977 Shanti Bhikshu Shastri Buddhavijayakavyam (Poetry) Buddhist
1979 K.N. Ezhuthachan Keralodayah (Epic) on history of Kerala
1980 P. C. Devassia Kristubhagavatam (Epic) 33 cantos, Jesus Christ
1981 Jagannath Pathak Kapishayani (Poetry) Poetry collection in 11 chapters, influenced by Persian poetry
1982 P. K. Narayana Pillai Visvabhanu (Epic)
1983 Pandharinathacharya Galagali Shri Shambulingeswar Vijaya Campu (Biography)
1984 Shrinath S. Hasurkar Sindhu-Kanya (Historical novel)
1985 Vasant Trimbak Shevde Vindhyavasini Vijaya Mahakavyam (Epic)
1986 Kalika Prasad Shukla Sri Radhacarita Mahakavyam (Epic)
1987 Biswanarayan Shastri Avinasi (novel)
1988 Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Ikshugandha (Short stories)
1989 Ram Karan Sharma Sandhya (Poetry)
1990 Ogeti Parikshit Sharma Srimat-Pratap Ranayanam Mahakavyam (Poetry)
1991 Rewa Prasad Dwivedi Svatantrya Sambhavam (Poetry) Epic poem on Indian independence movement
1992 Hari Narayan Dikshit Bhishma Chiritam (Epic)
1993 Jaggu Alwar Iyengar Jayantika (Novel)
1994 Radhavallabh Tripathi Sandhanam (Poetry)
1995 Rasik Vihari Joshi Sri Radha Panchashati
1996 Keshab Chandra Dash Isha (Poetry)
1997 Shyam Dev Parashar Triveni (Poetry)
1998 Bachchoolal Awasthi Pratanini (Poetry)
1999 Srinivas Rath Tadeva Gaganam Saivadhara (Poetry)
2000 S. Srinivasa Sarma Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekharendra - Saraswati Vijayam (Poetry)
2001 P Sri. Ramachandrudu Ko Vai Rasah (Essays)
2002 Kashinath Mishra Harsacarita-Manjari (Poetry)
2003 Bhaskaracharya Tripathi Nirjharini (Poetry)
2004 Devarshi Kalanath Shastry Akhyana Vallari (Short Stories)
2005 Swami Rambhadracharya Sribhargavaraghaviyam (Epic) Of Paraśurāma and Rāma
2006 Harshadev Madhav Tava Sparshe Sparshe (Poetry)
2007 Hari Dutt Sharma Lasallatika (Poetry)
2008 Om Prakash Pande[4] (Poetry)
2009 Prashasya Mitra Shastri[5] (Short stories)
2010 Mithila Prasad Tripathi[6][7][8] (Poetry)
2011 Harekrishna Satapathy[9][10] Bharatayanam (poetry)
2012 Ramji Thakur Laghupadyahprabandhatrayi (Poetry)[11]
2013 Radhakant Thakur Chaladuravani (Poetry)[12]

(No Awards in 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1978)

Bal Sahitya Puraskar[edit]

The Sahitya Akademi also awards a "Bal Sahitya Puraskar", for children's literature. Winners of this award for Sanskrit include:

Year Author Work Notes
2011 Abhiraja Rajendra Mishra[13] Kaumarm (poetry)
2012 Om Prakash Thakur [14] Isap-Katha Nikunjam Collection of short stories[15]
2013 H. R. Vishvasa[16] Marjalasya Mukham Drishtam Book of plays[16]

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