SAARC Literary Award

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SAARC Literary Award is an annual award conferred by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) since 2001[1][2][3] Shamshur Rahman, Mahasweta Devi, Jayanta Mahapatra, Abhi Subedi, Mark Tully, Sitakant Mahapatra, Uday Prakash, Suman Pokhrel and Abhay K are some of the prominent recipients of this award.[4] Nepali poet, lyricist and translator Suman Pokhrel is only writer to get this award twice. [5]

Award Recipients[edit]

The year wise list of the award recipients are as follows:

Group photo of SAARC Literary Award 2015 recipients
Year Poet/Writer Nationality
2015 Sitakant Mahapatra India
2015 Selina Hossain Bangladesh
2015 Suman Pokhrel Nepal
2015 Nisar Ahmad Chaudhary Pakistan
2015 Aryan Aroon Afganistan
2014 Tarannum Riyaz India
2013 Abhay K[6] India
2013 Suman Pokhrel [7] Nepal
2013 Farheen Chaudhary, Pakistan
2013 Abdul Khaliq Rashid, Afganistan
2013 Daya Dissanayake Sri Lanka
2011 Ibrahim Waheed, Maldives
2011 Ayesha Zee Khan, Pakistan
2011 Syed Akhtar Hussain Akhtar (posthumous)
2010 Hamid Mir Pakistan
2010 Abhi Subedi Nepal
2010 Mark Tully India
2010 Tin Tin Win, Ju
2009 Jayanta Mahapatra India
2009 Uday Prakash India
2009 Kamaal Khan
2007 Mahasveta Devi India
2006 Ganesh Narayandas Devy India
2006 Maitreyi Pushpa India
2006 Zaheda Hina
2006 Laxman Gaikwad India
2006 Tissa Abeysekara Sri Lanka
2001 Shamsur Rahman Bangladesh
Recipants of SAARC Literary Award 2013

In 2009, FOSWAL also conferred the "SAARC Young Writers Award" to the following:→


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] FOSWAL Website
  2. ^ [2] Five Writers honoured at SAARC Litearure Festival, Hindustan Times March 11, 2013
  3. ^ [3] Official website of SAARC:Apex and Recognized Bodies
  4. ^ Mahasweta Devi to get SAARC Literary Award Oneindia.in March 30, 2007
  5. ^ Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Saturday, February 14, 2015
  6. ^ Diplomat Abhay Kumar wins SAARC Prize Indiatimes.com March 13, 2013
  7. ^ http://www.ekantipur.com/2013/03/11/capital/nepali-poet-bags-saarc-award/368260/

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