Sahitya Academi – Assamese

Sahitya Akademi is India’s National Academy of Letters supported by government of India. Sahitya Akademi Award is one of the highest literary honor in India which annually confers on writers of outstanding works in one of the following twenty four major Indian languages that Sahiya Academi supports. Every year since its inception in 1954, the Sahitya Akademi awards prizes Aka. Awards-Brochureto the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by it. The award carries a monetary component (Rs. 50, 000) and a plaque. Sahitya Akademi gives twenty four awards to literary works in the languages it has recognised. These awards are given after an year-long process of scrutiny, discussion and selection. The awards are meant to recognise and promote excellence in Indian writing and expanding the very definition of Indian literature by acknowledging new trends and movements. They are a reflection of current tastes and contribute to the formation of an Indian sensibility.

The award of Assamese language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 956,1957,1958,1959,1962,1963,1965,1971 and 1973 in Assamese language category.

Year Book Author
2007 Santanukulanandan (Novel) Purabi Bormudoi
2006 Cheneh Jorir Ganthi (Short Stories) Atulananda Goswami
2005 Mouna Ounth Mukhar Hriday (Novel) Yeshe Dorje Thongchi
2004 Manuh Anukule (Poetry) Hirendra Nath Dutta
2003 Anek Manuh Anek Thai Aru Nirjanata (Poetry) Bireswar Barua
2002 Mahat Oitiyya (Criticism) Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya
2001 Edhani Mahir Hanhi (Novel) Mahim Bora
2000 Baghe Tapur Rati (Short stories) Apurba Sarma
1999 Biponna Samay (Novel) Medini Choudhury
1998 Asirbadar Rang (Novel) Arun Sarma
1997 Andharat Nijar Mukh (Short stories) Nagen Saikia
1996 Abhijatri (Novel) Nirupama Borgohain
1995 Maharathi (Novel) Chandra Prasad Saikia
1994 Madhupur Bahudur (Short stories) Sheelbhadra (Rabati Mohan Datta Choudhury)
1993 Mor Je Kiman Hepah (Poetry) Keshav Mahanta
1992 Shaichar Pathar Manuh (Poetry) Hiren Bhattacharjya
1991 Brahmaputra Ityadi Padya (Poetry) Ajit Barua
1990 Snehadevir Ekuki Galpa (Short stories) *Sneha Devi
1989 Asamiya Jatiya Jivanata Mahapurushiya Parampara (Literary criticism) Hiren Gohian
1988 Patal Bahirabi (Novel) Lakshminandan Bora
1987 Aan Ejan (Poetry) Harekrishna Deka
1986 Benudhar Sarma (Biography) Tirthanath Sarma
1985 Krishna Kanta Handiqui Rachna-Sambhar (Literary criticism) *Krishnakanta Handiqui
1984 Jangam (Novel) *Devendra Nath Acharya
1983 Sudirgha Din Aru Ritu (Poetry) Nirmalprabha Bardoloi
1982 Mamare Dhara Tarowal Aru Dukhan Upanyasa (Novel) Indira Goswami (Mamoni Raisom Goswami)
1981 Kavita (Poetry) Nilamani Phookan (Jr.)
1980 Prithibir Asukh (Short stories) Jogesh Das
1979 Sonali Jahaj (Poetry) Bhaben Barua
1978 Pita Putra (Novel) Homen Borgohain
1977 Bakul Banar Kavita (Poetry) Anand Chandra Barua
1976 Srinkhal (Short stories) Bhabendra Nath Saikia
1975 Kaka Deutar Har (Novel) Navakanta Barua
1974 Golam (Short stories) Saurabh Kumar Chaliha
1972 Aghari Atmar Kahini (Novel) Syed Abdul Malik
1970 Mahatmar Pora Rupkonarloi (Reminiscenses) Lakshminath Phookan
1969 Manchalekha (Study of Assamese theatre) Atul Chandra Hazarika
1968 Alakananda (Poetry) Nalinibala Devi
1967 Adhunik Galpa Sahitya (Literary criticism) Trailokyanath Goswami
1966 Bedanar Ulka (Poetry) Ambikagiri Roychoudhuri
1964 Asamar Lok-Sanskriti (Study in Folk culture) *Birinchi Kumar Barua
1961 Iyaruingam (Novel) Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya
1960 Kangrechar Kachiyali Ra’dat (Reminiscences) Benudhar Sarma
1955 Bana Phul (Poetry) Jatindranath Dowerah

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