Bangla Academy Literary Award

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The Bangla Academy Literary Award, or Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar (Bengali: বাংলা একাডেমি সাহিত্য পুরস্কার), is given by the Bangla Academy of Bangladesh in recognition of creative genius in advancement and overall contribution in the field of Bengali language and literature.[1]

It was introduced in 1960 and recognized six categories: poetry, novels, short stories, essays, juvenile literature and translation. Beginning in 1985, two more awards were introduced to recognize overall contributions to Bengali language and literature.

At present, the Bangla Academy award is given in three fields:

  • Poetry, novel, and short story
  • Research, essay, and science
  • Translation, drama, and juvenile literature









  • Ashim Shaha (poetry)
  • Kamal Chowdhury (bn) (poetry)
  • Anisul Hoque (literature)
  • Abdullah Abu Sayeed (essay)
  • Biswajit Ghosh (research)
  • Khaliquzzaman Ilias (translation)
  • Belal Muhammad (literature on liberation war affairs)
  • Baren Chakrabarti (travel story)
  • Ali Ajgar for (science, technology and environment)
  • Akhter Hossain (children's literature)[7]


  • Abid Anwar (poetry)
  • Sanaul Haque Khan (poetry)
  • Harishanker Jaldas (bn) (folk literature)
  • Sanath Kumar Saha (essay)
  • Sirajul Haque (research)
  • Fakrul Alam (translation)
  • Mahbub Talukder (children's literature)
  • Mahbub Alam (Liberation War-related writings)
  • Tapan Chakrabarty] (science, technology and environment)[8]


  • Helal Hafiz (poetry)
  • Mofizul Haq (essays)
  • Jasmin Chowdhury
  • Provangshu Tripura (research-related works)
  • Kaiser Haq (translation)
  • Mahfuzur Rahman (autobiography/memoirs/travelogue)
  • Shahidul Islam (writings on science, technology and environment)
  • Kaiser Chowdhury (children's literature)
  • Aslam Sunny (children’s literature)
  • Harun Habib (Liberation War-related writings)[9]


  • Shihab Sarkar (poetry)
  • Zakir Talukder (fiction)
  • Shantanu Kayser (essays)
  • Bhuyian Iqbal (research)
  • Abu Mohammad Delwar Hossain (literature)
  • Moyn Us Sultan (travelogue)
  • Khaleque bin Zainuddin (children’s literature)[10]


11 persons were awarded.[11][12]


7 persons were awarded.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Helal, Bashir Al (2012). "Bangla Academy". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Rahman, S. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810874534. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Bangladesh Shishu Academy Literary Award". Dhaka Courier. 24 October 2008. Six children litterateurs on October 20 received the Bangladesh Shishu Academy Literary Award for their contributions in the field of children literature. The academy honoured Dwijen Sharma, Anwara Syed Huq, Bipradas Barua, Mahmudullah, Akhtar Hussain and Subrata Barua with the award respectively for the years 1409 to 1414 in Bangla calendar. 
  4. ^ Mahmud, Jamil (4 June 2008). "Nazrul Award '07 : Nazrul Institute honours Professor Mohammad Abdul Quayum and Ismat Ara". The Daily Star. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Amena Khatun (February 27, 2009). "Three writers receive Bangla Academy awards". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Rakib Ahammed (27 February 2011). "Six receive Bangla Academy award". The Daily Star. 
  7. ^ "Awards go to 10". The Daily Star. February 19, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Bangla Academy Awards announced". 18 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Helal Hafiz gets Bangla Academy award for poetry". 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bangla Academy awards for 2014 announced". 29 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bangla Academy award 2016 announced". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "11 get Bangla Academy award". 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2016 announced". The Daily Star. January 23, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Faruq Ahmed Choudhury obituary". Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-06-03. 

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