Bangla Academy Award

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Bangla Academy building in Dhaka

Bangla Academy Award is a literary award 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


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  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. ^ Rakib Ahammed (27 February 2011). "Six receive Bangla Academy award". The Daily Star. 
  4. ^ "Bangla Academy Awards announced". 18 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Helal Hafiz gets Bangla Academy award for poetry". 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bangla Academy awards for 2014 announced". 29 January 2015. 

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