List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Bengali

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Sahitya Akademi Award is given by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters to one writer every year in each of the languages recognized by it as well as for translations. This is the second highest literary award of India, after Jnanpith Award. The awards given to Bengali writers for works in Bengali and English as well as for translations from Bengali literature are given below.

Sahitya Akademi Award winners and their works in Bengali language[1][edit]

Year Book Author Category of Books
1955 Shreshtha Kavita Jibanananda Das Poetry
1956 Arogya Niketan Tarashankar Bandopadhyay Novel
1957 Sagar Theke Phera Premendra Mitra Poetry
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa Parashuram Short Stories
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei Gajendra Kumar Mitra Novel
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta A Study of the Sakti-cult
1962 Japane Annada Shankar Ray Travelogue
1963 Ghare Pherar Din Amiya Chakravarty Poetry
1964 Jata Durei Jai Subhas Mukhopadhyay Poetry
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat Bishnu Dey Poetry
1966 Nishi-Kutumba Manoj Basu Novel
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini Buddhadeb Basu Verse play
1969 Mohini Aaraal Manindra Ray Poetry
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath Abu Sayeed Ayyub Literary criticism
1971 Manimahesh Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay Travelogue
1972 Shesh Namaskar Santosh Kumar Ghosh Novel
1974 Ulanga Raja Nirendranath Chakravarty Poetry
1975 Asamay Bimal Kar Novel
1976 Na Hanyate Maitreyi Devi Novel
1977 Babarer Prarthana Shankha Ghosh Poetry
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III Sankari Prasad Basu Biography and cultural history
1979 Aranyer Adhikar Mahashweta Devi Novel
1980 Shamba Samaresh Basu `Kalkut' Novel
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I Radharaman Mitra Local history and culture
1982 Amritasya Putree Kamal Das Novel
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo Shakti Chattopadhyay Poetry
1984 Kalbela Samaresh Majumdar Novel
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) Sunil Gangopadhyay Novel
1986 Raj Nagar Amiya Bhushan Majumdar Novel
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur Arun Mitra Poetry
1988 Bari Badle Jai Ramapada Chaudhuri Novel
1989 Manabjamin Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay Novel
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta Debesh Ray Novel
1991 Sada Kham Moti Nandi Novel
1992 Marami Karat Alok Ranjan Dasgupta Poetry
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh Shyamal Gangopadhyay Novel
1994 Aleek Manush Syed Mustafa Siraj Novel
1995 Kavita Sangraha Naresh Guha Poetry
1996 Tal Betal Ashok Mitra Essays
1997 Herbert Nabarun Bhattacharya Novel
1998 Anubhav Dibyendu Palit Novel
1999 Naba-Nita Nabaneeta Dev Sen Prose-Poetry
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange Jay Goswami Poetry
2001 Panchashati Galpo Atin Bandyopadhyay Short Stories
2002 Ami O Banabehari Sandipan Chattopadhyay Novel
2003 Krantikal Prafulla Ray Novel
2004 Baul Fakir Katha Sudhir Chakraborty Essay
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha Binay Majumdar Poetry
2006 Dhrubaputra Amar Mitra Novel
2007 Amar Samay Alpa Samarendra Sengupta Poetry
2008 Ghumer Borir Mato Chand Sharat Kumar Mukhopadhyay Poetry
2009[2] Keno Amra Rabindranathke chai ebong kibhabe Sourin Bhattacharya Essay
2010[3][4] Khanamihirer Dhipi Bani Basu Novel
2011 Bane Aaj Concherto[5] Manindra Gupta[6] Poetry
2012 Birasan[7] Subrata Mukhopadhyaya Novel
2013 Dwaipayan Hrader Dhare[8] Subodh Sarkar Poetry

Sahitya Akademi Youth Award winners and their works in Bengali language[9][edit]

| 2013 | Bouddho Lekhomala O Onyanyo Shraman[10] | Subhro Bandopadhyay | Poetry |

English literature[edit]

Year Book Author Category of Books
1967 Shadow from Ladakh Bhabani Bhattacharya Novel
1969 An Artist in Life Niharranjan Ray Study of Tagore
1975 Scholar Extraordinary Nirad C. Chaudhuri Biography of Max Müller
1989 The Shadow Lines Amitabha Ghosh Novel
1996 Memories of Rain Sunetra Gupta Novel
2002 A New World Amit Chaudhuri Novel
2003 The Perishable Empire Meenakshi Mukherjee Essays
2004 The Mammaries of the Welfare State Upamanyu Chattopadhyay Novel
2011 India after Gandhi Ramachandra Guha Narrative history

Translations from Bengali literature[edit]

Translations into Bengali[22][edit]

  • 1989 – Nileena AbrahamPatummar Chhagal O Balyasakhi (short stories, tr. from Malayalam)
  • 1990 – Maitri Shukla – Unish Bigha Dui Katha (novel, tr. from Oriya)
  • 1991 – Subramanian KrishnamoorthyRaktabanya (novel, tr. from Tamil)
  • 1992 – Maya Gupta – Kak O Kala Pani (short stories, tr. from Hindi)
  • 1993 – Manabendra Bandyopadhyay – Vaikom Muhammad Bashirer Shreshtha Galpo (short stories, tr. from Malayalam)
  • 1994 – Vina Alase – Gulamgiri (dialogues, tr. from Marathi)
  • 1995 – Kanailal Datta – Vinoba Bhave Rachanabali (autobiographical writing, tr. from Hindi)
  • 1996 – Ranendranath Bandyopadhyay – Sarpa O Rajju (novel, tr. from English)
  • 1997 – Rameshwar shaw – Bhabishyater Kabita (essays, tr. from English)
  • 1998 – Jaya Mitra – Jipsy Nadir Dhara (autobiographical writing, tr. from Punjabi)
  • 1999 – Shankha GhoshRaktakalyan (play, tr. from Kannada)
  • 2000 – Afsar Ahmed & Kalim Hazique – Sare Tin Hat Bhume (novel, tr. from Urdu)
  • 2001 – Nani Sur – Krishna Chanderer Nirbachito Galpo (short stories, tr. from Urdu)
  • 2002 – Usha Ranjan Bhattacharya – Mriityunjay (novel, tr. from Assamese)
  • 2003 – Malay Ray ChaudhuriSuryer Saptam Ashwa (novel, tr. from Hindi) (refused)
  • 2004 – Sujit Chaudhuri – Asamiya Galpo Sankalan (short stories, tr. from Assamese)
  • 2005 – Ranjan Bandyopadhyay – Kabir Bijak O Anyanya Kabita (poetry, tr. from Hindi)
  • 2006 – Jyoti Bhushan Chaki[13][23]Kaifi Azmir Kabita (poetry, tr. from Urdu)
  • 2007 – Subimal Basak[14]Aamar Tomar Taar Katha (novel, tr. from Hindi)
  • 2008 – Bharati Nandi[24][25]Chitrita Andhakar (novel, tr. from Oriya)
  • 2009 – Ujjwal Sinha[16][26]Mitro Marjani (novel, tr. from Hindi)
  • 2010 – Shyamal Bhattacharya[27]Kumari Harinir Chokh (short stories, tr. from Punjabi)
  • 2011 – Jagat Debnath[28]Raghaber Din Rat (novel, tr. from Marathi)
  • 2012 – Oinam Nilkantha Singh[19]Bristi Ar Holo Na (short story, tr. from Manipuri)

References[edit]

(Note: when this article was created in 2007, the list of awardees in various categories was taken from the official site of the Sahitya Akademi. The site has since been revamped and currently does not show any list of awardees; instead it shows a search option for awardees with specified search parameters. For the old version of the site, click here. It gives details about the main awards up to 2007 and translation prizes up to 2005.)

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  23. ^ Masked Translator: Sahitya Akademi Translation Awards Announced
  24. ^ Savi's Poetry, Paintings & Photos: ABHIVYAKTI BANGLURU 2009 by Sahitya Academy, New Delhi
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