Rabindra Puraskar

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The Rabindra Puraskar (Bengali: রবীন্দ্র পুরস্কার) or the Rabindra Smriti Puraskar (Bengali: রবীন্দ্র স্মৃতি পুরস্কার) is the highest honorary literary award given in the Indian state of West Bengal. This award is administered by the Government of West Bengal under the aegis of the Paschimbanga Bangla Academy (Bengali Academy of West Bengal), Kolkata.The award is given for creative literature, non-fiction and books about Bengal in Bengali as well as other languages.

From 1950 to 1982 this award was conferred on one or more writers for a particular outstanding work of him. From 1983 to 2003 this award was conferred to one or more writers as a recognition of their lifetime achievement. In 2004 and 2005, again this award was conferred on one or more writers for a particular outstanding work. Since 2006 this award again is being conferred to one or more writers as a recognition of their lifetime achievement.

Recipients[edit]

1950–59[edit]

Year Name Work
1950 Satinath Bhaduri Jaagari (Novel)
Niharranjan Ray Bangalir Itihaas: Adi Parva (History)
1951 Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay (Posthumous) Ichhamati (Novel)
Jogesh Chandra Roy Vidyanidhi Indian Ancient Life (History)
1952 Brajendranath Bandyopadhyay Sangbadpatre Sekaler Katha, Bangla Samayik Patra, Sahitya-Sadhak-Charitmala etc. (History of Bengali Literature)
Dr Kalipada Biswas & Ekkadi Ghosh Bharater Banaushadhi (Ayurveda)
1953 Dinesh Chandra Bhattacharya Bangalir Saraswat Abadaan: Bange Nabyanyay-Charcha (History of Sanskrit Literature)
1954 Rani Chanda Purna Kumbha (Travelogue)
1955 Parashuram Krishnakali Ityadi Galpa (Short Stories)
Tarashankar Bandopadhyay Arogya Niketan (Novel)
1956 Samarendranath Sen Biggnaner Itihaas, Part I (History of Science)
1957 Dr Ramesh Chandra Majumdar The History and Culture of the Indian People (History)
Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay Rabindra Jibani (Tagore Studies)
1958 Premendra Mitra Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry)
Dr Suniti Kumar Chatterji Latterature Mediavali & Moderne Del Sub Continente Indiano (History of Literature, Latin)
Binay Ghosh Paschimbanger Sanskriti (Bengal Studies)
1959 Upendranath Bhattacharya Banglar Baul Gaan (Musicology)
Haridas Mukhopadhyay and Uma Mukhopadhyay Origin of the National Education Movement (History)

1960–69[edit]

Year Name Work
1960 Pramathanath Bishi Carry Saheber Munsi (novel)
Radhagobinda Nath Goudiya Vaishnava Darshan (Vaishnava philosophy)
1961 Haridas Siddhantabagish Mahabharat (translation)
Swami Prajnanananda Historical Development of Indian Music: A Critical Study (music)
1962 Banaphul Hate Bazare (novel)
Jitendranath Bandyopadhyaya Panchopasana
1963 Subodh Chandra Chakabarty Ramyani Vikhsya (travelogue)
Suresh Chandra Bandyopadhyaya Smritishastre Bangali (history)
1964 Dr. Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha Akash O Prithibi (science)
Bimal Mitra Kadi Diye Kinlam (novel)
1965 Sukumar Sen Bharatiya Shahityer Itihas (history)
Shachindra Nath Bose Pragaitihasik Manush (anthropology)
Gajendra Kumar Mitra Paush Faguner Pala (novel)
1966 Ashapurna Devi Pratham Pratishruti (novel)
Shanti Ranjan Bhattacharya Bangali Hinduon ka Urdu Khidmat
Anirban Ved Mimansa
1967 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay Tungabhadrar Teere (novel)
Kalika Ranjan Kanungo Rajasthan Kahini (history)
Prabas Jiban Chaudhury Tagore on Literature and Aesthetics
1968 Kalidas Roy Purnahuti (poem)
Sukumar Bose Himalaya (travellogue)
Charu Chandra Sanyal The Rajbansis of North Bengal (anthropology)
1969 Leela Majumdar Aar Konokhane
Narayan Sanyal Aparupa Ajanta (cave painting)
Gopendra Krishna Bose Bangalar Laukik Debata (folk culture)

1970–82[edit]

Year Name Work
1971 Ramapada Chaudhuri Ekhoni (novel)
1972 Bibhuti Bhushan Mukhopadhyay Ebar Priyambada (novel)
Paresh Chandra Majumdar Sanskrita O Prakrita Bhashar Kramabikash (philology)
1973 Jyotirmayi Devi "Sonarupa Noy" (Collection of Short Stories), Article "Sahityik Jyotirmoyi Devi" -by Rimpa Sarkar,Published on 13 July 2013 in Bartaman Paper (Bengali), Kolkata,
Amalendu Mitra
1974 Buddhadeb Basu Swagato Biday (poetry)
Dr. Santimay Chatterjee and Enakshi Chatterjee Paramanu Jignasa (science)
1975 Achintyakumar Sengupta Uttarayan (poetry)
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Banglar Kitpatanga (entomology)
Sri Anirvan Veda Mimamsa
1979 Arun Mitra Shudhu Rater Shabda Noy (poetry)
Geraldine Forbes Positivism in Bengal: A Case Study in the Transmission and Assimilation of an Ideology
1981 Binod Bihari Mukhopadhyay (posthumous) Chitrakar (painting)
Susobhan Sarkar On the Bengal Renaissance

1983–2003[edit]

Year Name Work
1986 Radharani Devi Aparajita Rachanabali (complete works)
1989 Shankha Ghosh Dhum Legechhe Hrit-kamale (poetry)
Ram Basu
1995 Pratul Chandra Rakshit Periye Elam (autobiography)
Shakti Chattopadhyay[1] (posthumous)
1999 Amitava Dasgupta Aamaar Nirabota, Aamaar Bhasha (poetry) Mangalacharan Chattopdhyay
 "Shreshtha Kobita" 
2000 Annadashankar Roy Nabbai Periye (memoirs)
Manini Chattopadhyay Do and Die : The Chittagong Uprising (1930–34)
2001 Indira Chowdhury The Frail Hero and Virile History

2004–2005[edit]

Year Name Work
2004 Palash Baran Pal Bigyan: Byakti, Jukti, Somoy O Somaj (science)
2005 Himani Bannerji Inventing Subjects: Studies in Hegemony, Patriarchy and Colonialism (literature)
2005 Biman Nath Mohabishwer Prothom Aalo (Science)

2006–2011[edit]

Year Name
2006 Ralph W. Nicholas
Tarun Sanayal
2007 Kazuo Azuma
Nalin Patel
2008 Mani Bhushan Bhattacharya
2010 Manindra Gupta (Manindra Lal Dasgupta)
Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Sukanya Sinha
2011 Amartya Sen
2012[2] Mridul Dasgupta (literature)
Amit Chowdhury (other than Bengali)

2011–2013[edit]

Year Name
2013 Ranajit Das[3] (For overall contribution to Bengali Poetry)
2014 [Dr Sankar Kumar Nath] ( For "Kolkata Medical College-r Gorar Katha O Pandit Madhusudan Gupta" (Science)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.museindia.com/regularcontent.asp?issid=33&id=2196
  2. ^ http://wb.gov.in/BanglarMukh/Download?FilePath=/alfresco/d/d/workspace/SpacesStore/af47e72c-637e-4adc-a73a-f0ad319053bf/Jun_12_12.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.ranajitdas.com/home.html

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