List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Tamil

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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 100,000 Rupees since 2009, and a citation.[1] The list of Tamil language writers who have won the award is given below.[2]

Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Tamil language[edit]

Year Work Author
1955 Tamil Inbam (Essays) R. P. Sethu Pillai
1956 Alai Osai (Novel) Kalki Krishnamurthy[3]
1958 Chakravarti Tirumagan (Ramayana retold in prose) C. Rajagopalachari
1961 Agal Vilakku (Novel) Mu. Varadarajan
1962 Akkarai Cheemaiyil (Travelogue) Somu (Mi. Pa. Somasundaram)
1963 Vengaiyin Maindhan (Novel) Akilan (P.V. Akilandam)
1965 Sri Ramanujar (Biography) P. Sri Acharya
1966 Vallalar Kanda Orumaippadu (Biography) M. P. Sivagnanam (Ma. Po. Si.)
1967 Virar Ulagam (Literary criticism) K. V. Jagannathan
1968 Vellai Paravai (Poetry) A. Srinivasa Raghavan
1969 Pisirantaiyar (Play) Bharatidasan[3]
1970 Anbalippu (Short stories) Ku. Alagirisami[3]
1971 Samudaya Veedhi (Novel) Na. Parthasarathy
1972 Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal (Novel) D. Jayakanthan
1973 Verukku Neer (Novel) Rajam Krishnan
1974 Thirukkural Needhi Illakkiyam (Literary criticism) K. D. Thirunavukkarasu
1975 Tharkkala Tamizh Illakkiyam (Literary criticism) R. Dhandayudham
1977 Kuruthip Punal (Novel) Indira Parthasarathy
1978 Pudukavithaiyin Thottramum Valarchiyum (Criticism) Vallikannan
1979 Sakthi Vaithiyam (Short stories) Thi. Janakiraman
1980 Cheraman Kadali (Novel) Kannadasan
1981 Puthiya Urai Nadai (Criticism) M. Ramalingam
1982 Manikkodikalam (Literary history) B. S. Ramaiya
1983 Bharathi: Kalamum Karuthum (Literary criticism) T. M. Chidambara Ragunathan
1984 Oru Kaveriyai Pola (Novel) Lakshmi Thiripurasundari
1985 Kamban: Putiya Parvai (Literary criticism) A. S. Gnanasambandan
1986 Ilakkiyathukku oru Iyakkam (Literary criticism) Ka. Naa. Subramaniam
1987 Mudalil Iravu Varum (Short stories) "Aadhavan" Sundaram[3]
1988 Vazhum Valluvam (Literary criticism) V. C. Kulandaiswamy
1989 Chintanadi (Autobiographical Essays) L. S. Ramamirtham (la. sa. ra)
1990 Veril Pazhutha Pala (Novel) Su. Samuthiram
1991 Gopallapurathu Makkal (Novel) Ki. Rajanarayanan
1992 Kutralakurinji (Historic Novel) Kovi. Manisekaran
1993 Kathukal (Novel) M. V. Venkatram
1994 Pudhiya Dharsanangal (Novel) Ponneelan (Kandeswara Bhaktavatsalan)
1995 Vanam Vasappadum (Novel) Prapanchan
1996 Appavin Snehidar (Short stories) Ashoka Mitran
1997 Chaivu Narkali (Novel) Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
1998 Visaranai Commission (Novel) Sa. Kandasamy
1999 Aalapanai (Poetry) S. Abdul Rahman
2000 Vimarsanangal Mathippuraikal Pettikal (Criticism) Thi. Ka. Sivasankaran
2001 Sutanthira Daagam (Novel) C. S. Chellappa[3]
2002 Oru Giraamattu Nadi (Poems) Sirpi Balasubramaniam
2003 Kallikattu Ithikasam (Novel) R. Vairamuthu
2004 Vanakkam Valluva (Poetry) Tamilanban
2005 Kalmaram (Novel) G. Thilakavathi
2006 Akayathukku Aduthaveedu (Poetry) Mu. Metha
2007 Ilai Uthir Kaalam (Novel) Neela Padmanabhan
2008 Minsarapoo (Short story) Melanmai Ponnusamy[4]
2009 Kaioppam (Poetry) Puviarasu[5]
2010 Soodiya poo soodarka (Short story collection) Nanjil Nadan[6]
2011 Kaval Kottam (Novel) Su. Venkatesan[7]
2012 Thol (Novel) D.Selvaraj[8]
2013 korkai (Novel) Joe D Cruz
2014 Agngnaadi (Novel) Poomani

(No awards were given in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1976.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akademi Awards". Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 at the Wayback Machine (archived August 18, 2008). Sahitya Akademi official website.
  3. ^ a b c d e Awarded Posthumously
  4. ^ "2008 Sahitya Akademi Award list". Sahitya Akademi. Archived from the original on 2009-01-17. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "2009 Sahitya Akademi Award list". Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 5 February 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Sahitya Akademi award for Nanjil Nadan". The Hindu. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 5-1-2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ சு.வெங்கடேசனுக்கு இந்த ஆண்டுக்கான சாகித்ய அகாதமி விருது
  8. ^ "Sahitya Akademi award for D.Selvaraj". Sahitya Akademi. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-12-21.