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 recipients of this award.[4] Nepali poet, lyricist and translator Suman Pokhrel is only writer to get this award twice.[5][6]

Award Recipients[edit]

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

Group photo of SAARC Literary Award 2015 recipients
Recipients of SAARC Literary Award 2013
Year Poet/Writer Nationality
2015 Sitakant Mahapatra India
2015 Selina Hossain[7] Bangladesh
2015 Suman Pokhrel Nepal
2015 Nisar Ahmad Chaudhary Pakistan
2015 Aryan Aroon Afghanistan
2014 Tarannum Riyaz[8] India
2013 Abhay K[9][10] India
2013 Suman Pokhrel[11] Nepal
2013 Farheen Chaudhary, Pakistan
2013 Abdul Khaliq Rashid,[12] Afghanistan
2013 Daya Dissanayake Sri Lanka
2012 Fakrul Alam,[13] Bangladesh
2012 Ayesha Zee Khan,[14] Pakistan
2011 Ibrahim Waheed,[15] Maldives
2011 Syed Akhtar Hussain Akhtar (posthumous) Pakistan
2010 Hamid Mir Pakistan
2010 Abhi Subedi Nepal
2010 Mark Tully India
2010 Tin Tin Win, Ju
2009 Jayanta Mahapatra[16] India
2009 Uday Prakash India
2009 Kamaal Khan India
2007 Mahasveta Devi[17] India
2006 Maitreyi Pushpa[citation needed] India
2006 Zahida Hina Pakistan
2006 Laxman Gaikwad India
2006 Tissa Abeysekara Sri Lanka
2002 Laxmi Chand Gupta[18] India
2001 Ganesh Narayandas Devy[19] India
2001 Shamsur Rahman Bangladesh

FOSWAL also confers "SAARC Young Writers Award" to the emerging poets and writers from South Asian countries. Khalida Froagh, Rubana Huq, Vivimarie Vanderpoorten, Nanda Tint Swe, Manu Manjil, Nayyara Rahman are some of its recipients.

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. ^ "SAARC Literature Awards - Current Affairs Today". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Selina Hossain wins Saarc Lit Award". 11 February 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.savalt.com/2014/saarc-literary-award-goes-to-riyaz/
  9. ^ Diplomat Abhay Kumar wins SAARC Prize Indiatimes.com March 13, 2013
  10. ^ Diplomat Abhay Kumar wins SAARC Prize
  11. ^ "Read online latest news and articles from Nepal". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  12. ^ http://www.afghanembassy.in/en/the-embassy/sections/consular-affairs?id=276
  13. ^ Chakraborty, Mridula Nath (26 March 2014). "Being Bengali: At Home and in the World". Routledge. Retrieved 18 December 2016 – via Google Books. 
  14. ^ ""The Three R's" by Ayesha Zee Khan-The Saarc Literary award 2012 Winner". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  15. ^ mnbcone (31 March 2011). "Ibrahim Waheed (Ogaru) receives SAARC Literary Award (30 mar 2011)". Retrieved 18 December 2016 – via YouTube. 
  16. ^ Samir (2 July 2010). "Jayanta Mahapatra received SAARC literary Award for the year 2009". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Mahashweta Devi to get SAARC literary award". 30 March 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Dr. Laxmi Chand Gupta (Joined GRMC-1957)". GRMC Alumni Association. 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ganesh Devy". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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