Bharatiya Jnanpith

Bhartiya JnanpithOn the occasion of the 12th All India Oriental Conference held at Varanasi in December 1943, a few leading Indologists approached Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain for the setting up of an organization to undertake systematic research and publication of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali and Apabhhramsha texts. In response to this, Sahuji, true to his deep love for learning and cultural heritage, took to the decision to found the Bharatiya Jnanpith. On 18th of February, 1944 the formal registration of the organization took place in the form of a Deed of Declaration, laying down its objectives as follows:  one, To conduct research and publication of the extinct, rare and unpublished works of knowledge, and two, to encourage the creation of original literature in the service of the people.

Since its inception, the Bharatiya Jnanpith has been working devotedly for the fulfilment of its twin objectives. Its research and publication programme started with the resurrection of a monumental classic. A temple at Moodbidri in Karnataka, had stored for centuries an unidentified manuscript of palm-leaves. The Jnanpith’s painstaking research revealed that it was a ninth century commentary in Prakrit and Sanskrit, of a second century A.D. work, Sat-khandagama, in Prakrit on the doctrine of karman. The sixth & last part of this great work, Mahabandha, has been published in seven volumes, comprising three thousand pages, by Bharatiya Jnanpith.

MOORTIDEVI GRANTHMALA
The completion of this epic-work inaugurated the establishment of ‘Moortidevi Granthamala’ named after the revered mother of late Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain. This was the beginning of the Moortidevi Granthamala, which has, since then been brought out, in scientifically edited form, rare works on Indian thought, culture and religion. These works are in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Apabhramsa, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English, covering subjects like religion, philosophy, logic, ethics, grammar, astrology, poetics.

LOKODAYA GRANTHMALA
The objective of encouraging creation of original modern literature is sought to be achieved through several programmes, the most important being the Lokodaya Granthamala. It has been the endeavour of the Jnanpith to highlight the emerging talent whose writings are generally ignored by commercial publishers. Bharatiya Jnanpith can justifiably feel proud of the fact that it has helped a number of writers, who have acquired eminence today, in their formative years.

JNANPITH AWARD

But its crowning glory continues to be the annual ‘Jnanpith Award’ (of Rs. 5 lakhs), given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The Award is the brain-child of late Smt. Rama Jain, the first President of and the moving spirit behind the Bharatiya Jnanpith since its inception. It has become the most prestigious literary award of the country. Since 1965, thirty-nine eminent writers have received the award in thirty-six years. O n three occasions, the award was shared by two authors. The award has gone so far seven times to Kannada, six times to Hindi, five times to Bangla, four times to Malayalam, thrice each to Oriya and Urdu, twice each to Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Punjabi, and once to Tamil.

PRESENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

1. Smt. Indu Jain (Chairman)
2. Shri Alok Jain
3. Ms. Trishla Jain
4. Shri Akhilesh Jain (Managing Trustee)
5. Dr. L.M. Singhvi
6. Shri. T.N. Chaturvedi
7. Shri M. T. Vasudevan Nair
8. Shri. Gopal Krishna Gandhi
9. Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra
10. Shri Nirvan Jain

Bharatiya Jnanpith

Bhartiya JnanpithOn the occasion of the 12th All India Oriental Conference held at Varanasi in December 1943, a few leading Indologists approached Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain for the setting up of an organization to undertake systematic research and publication of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali and Apabhhramsha texts. In response to this, Sahuji, true to his deep love for learning and cultural heritage, took to the decision to found the Bharatiya Jnanpith. On 18th of February, 1944 the formal registration of the organization took place in the form of a Deed of Declaration, laying down its objectives as follows:  one, To conduct research and publication of the extinct, rare and unpublished works of knowledge, and two, to encourage the creation of original literature in the service of the people.

Since its inception, the Bharatiya Jnanpith has been working devotedly for the fulfilment of its twin objectives. Its research and publication programme started with the resurrection of a monumental classic. A temple at Moodbidri in Karnataka, had stored for centuries an unidentified manuscript of palm-leaves. The Jnanpith’s painstaking research revealed that it was a ninth century commentary in Prakrit and Sanskrit, of a second century A.D. work, Sat-khandagama, in Prakrit on the doctrine of karman. The sixth & last part of this great work, Mahabandha, has been published in seven volumes, comprising three thousand pages, by Bharatiya Jnanpith.

MOORTIDEVI GRANTHMALA
The completion of this epic-work inaugurated the establishment of ‘Moortidevi Granthamala’ named after the revered mother of late Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain. This was the beginning of the Moortidevi Granthamala, which has, since then been brought out, in scientifically edited form, rare works on Indian thought, culture and religion. These works are in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Apabhramsa, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English, covering subjects like religion, philosophy, logic, ethics, grammar, astrology, poetics.

LOKODAYA GRANTHMALA
The objective of encouraging creation of original modern literature is sought to be achieved through several programmes, the most important being the Lokodaya Granthamala. It has been the endeavour of the Jnanpith to highlight the emerging talent whose writings are generally ignored by commercial publishers. Bharatiya Jnanpith can justifiably feel proud of the fact that it has helped a number of writers, who have acquired eminence today, in their formative years.

JNANPITH AWARD

But its crowning glory continues to be the annual ‘Jnanpith Award’ (of Rs. 5 lakhs), given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The Award is the brain-child of late Smt. Rama Jain, the first President of and the moving spirit behind the Bharatiya Jnanpith since its inception. It has become the most prestigious literary award of the country. Since 1965, thirty-nine eminent writers have received the award in thirty-six years. O n three occasions, the award was shared by two authors. The award has gone so far seven times to Kannada, six times to Hindi, five times to Bangla, four times to Malayalam, thrice each to Oriya and Urdu, twice each to Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Punjabi, and once to Tamil.

PRESENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

1. Smt. Indu Jain (Chairman)
2. Shri Alok Jain
3. Ms. Trishla Jain
4. Shri Akhilesh Jain (Managing Trustee)
5. Dr. L.M. Singhvi
6. Shri. T.N. Chaturvedi
7. Shri M. T. Vasudevan Nair
8. Shri. Gopal Krishna Gandhi
9. Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra
10. Shri Nirvan Jain

Bharatiya Jnanpith

Bhartiya JnanpithOn the occasion of the 12th All India Oriental Conference held at Varanasi in December 1943, a few leading Indologists approached Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain for the setting up of an organization to undertake systematic research and publication of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali and Apabhhramsha texts. In response to this, Sahuji, true to his deep love for learning and cultural heritage, took to the decision to found the Bharatiya Jnanpith. On 18th of February, 1944 the formal registration of the organization took place in the form of a Deed of Declaration, laying down its objectives as follows:  one, To conduct research and publication of the extinct, rare and unpublished works of knowledge, and two, to encourage the creation of original literature in the service of the people.

Since its inception, the Bharatiya Jnanpith has been working devotedly for the fulfilment of its twin objectives. Its research and publication programme started with the resurrection of a monumental classic. A temple at Moodbidri in Karnataka, had stored for centuries an unidentified manuscript of palm-leaves. The Jnanpith’s painstaking research revealed that it was a ninth century commentary in Prakrit and Sanskrit, of a second century A.D. work, Sat-khandagama, in Prakrit on the doctrine of karman. The sixth & last part of this great work, Mahabandha, has been published in seven volumes, comprising three thousand pages, by Bharatiya Jnanpith.

MOORTIDEVI GRANTHMALA
The completion of this epic-work inaugurated the establishment of ‘Moortidevi Granthamala’ named after the revered mother of late Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain. This was the beginning of the Moortidevi Granthamala, which has, since then been brought out, in scientifically edited form, rare works on Indian thought, culture and religion. These works are in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Apabhramsa, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English, covering subjects like religion, philosophy, logic, ethics, grammar, astrology, poetics.

LOKODAYA GRANTHMALA
The objective of encouraging creation of original modern literature is sought to be achieved through several programmes, the most important being the Lokodaya Granthamala. It has been the endeavour of the Jnanpith to highlight the emerging talent whose writings are generally ignored by commercial publishers. Bharatiya Jnanpith can justifiably feel proud of the fact that it has helped a number of writers, who have acquired eminence today, in their formative years.

JNANPITH AWARD

But its crowning glory continues to be the annual ‘Jnanpith Award’ (of Rs. 5 lakhs), given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The Award is the brain-child of late Smt. Rama Jain, the first President of and the moving spirit behind the Bharatiya Jnanpith since its inception. It has become the most prestigious literary award of the country. Since 1965, thirty-nine eminent writers have received the award in thirty-six years. O n three occasions, the award was shared by two authors. The award has gone so far seven times to Kannada, six times to Hindi, five times to Bangla, four times to Malayalam, thrice each to Oriya and Urdu, twice each to Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Punjabi, and once to Tamil.

PRESENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

1. Smt. Indu Jain (Chairman)
2. Shri Alok Jain
3. Ms. Trishla Jain
4. Shri Akhilesh Jain (Managing Trustee)
5. Dr. L.M. Singhvi
6. Shri. T.N. Chaturvedi
7. Shri M. T. Vasudevan Nair
8. Shri. Gopal Krishna Gandhi
9. Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra
10. Shri Nirvan Jain

Bhartiya Jnanpith

Bhartiya Jnanpith

Bhartiya Jnanpith

Sahitya Academi – Bengali

sahiya-academi-logoSahitya 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 for Bengali language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 1960,1968 and 1973 in Bengali language catagory.

Year Book Author
2007 Amar Samay Alpa (Poetry) Samarendra Sengupta
2006 Dhrubaputra (Novel) Amar Mitra
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
2004 Baul Fakir Katha (Essay) Sudhir Chakraborty
2003 Krantikal (Novel) Prafulla Roy
2002 Ami O Banabehari (Novel) Sandipan Chattopadhyay
2001 Panchashati Galpo (Short stories) Atin Bandyopadhyaya
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange (Poetry) Joy Goswami
1999 Naba – Nita (Prose- poetry) Nabaneeta Deb Sen
1998 Anubhav (Novel) Dibyendu Palit
1997 Herbert (Novel) Nabarun Bhattacharya
1996 Tal Betal (Essays) Ashok Mitra
1995 Kavita Sangraha (Poetry) Naresh Guha
1994 Aleek Manush (Novel) Syed Mustafa Siraj
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh (Novel) Shyamal Gangopadhyay
1992 Marami Karat (Poetry) Alokeranjan Dasgupta
1991 Sada Kham (Novel) Moti Nandy
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta (Novel) Debes Roy
1989 Manabjamin (Novel) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
1988 Bari Badle Jai (Novel) Ramapada Choudhuri
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur (Poetry) Arun Mitra
1986 Raj Nagar (Novel) Amiya Bhusan Majumdar
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) (Novel) Sunil Gangopadhyay
1984 Kalbela (Novel) Samaresh Majumdar
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (Poetry) Sakti Chattopadhyay
1982 Amritasya Putree (Novel) Kamal Das
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I (Local history and culture) Radharaman Mitra
1980 Shamba (Novel) Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’
1979 Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Mahasveta Devi
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III (Biography and cultural history) Sankari Prasad Basu
1977 Babarer Prarthana (Poetry) Sankha Ghosh
1976 Na Hanyate (Novel) Maitreyee Devi
1975 Asamay (Novel) Bimal Kar
1974 Ulanga Raja (Poetry) Nirendranath Chakravarti
1972 Shesh Namaskar (Novel) Santosh Kumar Ghosh
1971 Manimahesh (Travelogue) Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath (Literary criticism) Abu Sayeed Ayyub
1969 Mohini Aaraal (Poetry) Manindra Ray
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini (Verse Play) Buddhadev Bose
1966 Nishi-Kutumba (Novel) Manoje Basu
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat (Poetry) Bishnu Dey
1964 Jata Durei Jai (Poetry) Subhas Mukhopadhyay
1963 Ghare Pherar Din (Poetry) Amiya Chakravarti
1962 Japane (Travelogue) Annada Sankar Ray
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya (A Study of the Sakti-cult) Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei (Novel) Gajendra Kumar Mitra
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa (Short stories) `Parashuram’ (Rajshekhar Bose)
1957 Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry) Premendra Mitra
1956 Arogya Niketan (Novel) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
1955 Shreshtha Kavita (Poetry) *Jibanananda Das

Sahitya Academi – Bengali

sahiya-academi-logoSahitya 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 for Bengali language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 1960,1968 and 1973 in Bengali language catagory.

Year Book Author
2007 Amar Samay Alpa (Poetry) Samarendra Sengupta
2006 Dhrubaputra (Novel) Amar Mitra
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
2004 Baul Fakir Katha (Essay) Sudhir Chakraborty
2003 Krantikal (Novel) Prafulla Roy
2002 Ami O Banabehari (Novel) Sandipan Chattopadhyay
2001 Panchashati Galpo (Short stories) Atin Bandyopadhyaya
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange (Poetry) Joy Goswami
1999 Naba – Nita (Prose- poetry) Nabaneeta Deb Sen
1998 Anubhav (Novel) Dibyendu Palit
1997 Herbert (Novel) Nabarun Bhattacharya
1996 Tal Betal (Essays) Ashok Mitra
1995 Kavita Sangraha (Poetry) Naresh Guha
1994 Aleek Manush (Novel) Syed Mustafa Siraj
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh (Novel) Shyamal Gangopadhyay
1992 Marami Karat (Poetry) Alokeranjan Dasgupta
1991 Sada Kham (Novel) Moti Nandy
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta (Novel) Debes Roy
1989 Manabjamin (Novel) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
1988 Bari Badle Jai (Novel) Ramapada Choudhuri
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur (Poetry) Arun Mitra
1986 Raj Nagar (Novel) Amiya Bhusan Majumdar
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) (Novel) Sunil Gangopadhyay
1984 Kalbela (Novel) Samaresh Majumdar
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (Poetry) Sakti Chattopadhyay
1982 Amritasya Putree (Novel) Kamal Das
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I (Local history and culture) Radharaman Mitra
1980 Shamba (Novel) Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’
1979 Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Mahasveta Devi
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III (Biography and cultural history) Sankari Prasad Basu
1977 Babarer Prarthana (Poetry) Sankha Ghosh
1976 Na Hanyate (Novel) Maitreyee Devi
1975 Asamay (Novel) Bimal Kar
1974 Ulanga Raja (Poetry) Nirendranath Chakravarti
1972 Shesh Namaskar (Novel) Santosh Kumar Ghosh
1971 Manimahesh (Travelogue) Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath (Literary criticism) Abu Sayeed Ayyub
1969 Mohini Aaraal (Poetry) Manindra Ray
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini (Verse Play) Buddhadev Bose
1966 Nishi-Kutumba (Novel) Manoje Basu
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat (Poetry) Bishnu Dey
1964 Jata Durei Jai (Poetry) Subhas Mukhopadhyay
1963 Ghare Pherar Din (Poetry) Amiya Chakravarti
1962 Japane (Travelogue) Annada Sankar Ray
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya (A Study of the Sakti-cult) Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei (Novel) Gajendra Kumar Mitra
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa (Short stories) `Parashuram’ (Rajshekhar Bose)
1957 Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry) Premendra Mitra
1956 Arogya Niketan (Novel) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
1955 Shreshtha Kavita (Poetry) *Jibanananda Das

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Sahitya Academi – Bengali

sahiya-academi-logoSahitya 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 for Bengali language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 1960,1968 and 1973 in Bengali language catagory.

Year Book Author
2007 Amar Samay Alpa (Poetry) Samarendra Sengupta
2006 Dhrubaputra (Novel) Amar Mitra
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
2004 Baul Fakir Katha (Essay) Sudhir Chakraborty
2003 Krantikal (Novel) Prafulla Roy
2002 Ami O Banabehari (Novel) Sandipan Chattopadhyay
2001 Panchashati Galpo (Short stories) Atin Bandyopadhyaya
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange (Poetry) Joy Goswami
1999 Naba – Nita (Prose- poetry) Nabaneeta Deb Sen
1998 Anubhav (Novel) Dibyendu Palit
1997 Herbert (Novel) Nabarun Bhattacharya
1996 Tal Betal (Essays) Ashok Mitra
1995 Kavita Sangraha (Poetry) Naresh Guha
1994 Aleek Manush (Novel) Syed Mustafa Siraj
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh (Novel) Shyamal Gangopadhyay
1992 Marami Karat (Poetry) Alokeranjan Dasgupta
1991 Sada Kham (Novel) Moti Nandy
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta (Novel) Debes Roy
1989 Manabjamin (Novel) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
1988 Bari Badle Jai (Novel) Ramapada Choudhuri
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur (Poetry) Arun Mitra
1986 Raj Nagar (Novel) Amiya Bhusan Majumdar
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) (Novel) Sunil Gangopadhyay
1984 Kalbela (Novel) Samaresh Majumdar
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (Poetry) Sakti Chattopadhyay
1982 Amritasya Putree (Novel) Kamal Das
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I (Local history and culture) Radharaman Mitra
1980 Shamba (Novel) Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’
1979 Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Mahasveta Devi
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III (Biography and cultural history) Sankari Prasad Basu
1977 Babarer Prarthana (Poetry) Sankha Ghosh
1976 Na Hanyate (Novel) Maitreyee Devi
1975 Asamay (Novel) Bimal Kar
1974 Ulanga Raja (Poetry) Nirendranath Chakravarti
1972 Shesh Namaskar (Novel) Santosh Kumar Ghosh
1971 Manimahesh (Travelogue) Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath (Literary criticism) Abu Sayeed Ayyub
1969 Mohini Aaraal (Poetry) Manindra Ray
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini (Verse Play) Buddhadev Bose
1966 Nishi-Kutumba (Novel) Manoje Basu
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat (Poetry) Bishnu Dey
1964 Jata Durei Jai (Poetry) Subhas Mukhopadhyay
1963 Ghare Pherar Din (Poetry) Amiya Chakravarti
1962 Japane (Travelogue) Annada Sankar Ray
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya (A Study of the Sakti-cult) Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei (Novel) Gajendra Kumar Mitra
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa (Short stories) `Parashuram’ (Rajshekhar Bose)
1957 Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry) Premendra Mitra
1956 Arogya Niketan (Novel) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
1955 Shreshtha Kavita (Poetry) *Jibanananda Das

Sahitya Academi – Bengali

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 for Bengali language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 1960,1968 and 1973 in Bengali language catagory.

Year Book Author
2007 Amar Samay Alpa (Poetry) Samarendra Sengupta
2006 Dhrubaputra (Novel) Amar Mitra
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
2004 Baul Fakir Katha (Essay) Sudhir Chakraborty
2003 Krantikal (Novel) Prafulla Roy
2002 Ami O Banabehari (Novel) Sandipan Chattopadhyay
2001 Panchashati Galpo (Short stories) Atin Bandyopadhyaya
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange (Poetry) Joy Goswami
1999 Naba – Nita (Prose- poetry) Nabaneeta Deb Sen
1998 Anubhav (Novel) Dibyendu Palit
1997 Herbert (Novel) Nabarun Bhattacharya
1996 Tal Betal (Essays) Ashok Mitra
1995 Kavita Sangraha (Poetry) Naresh Guha
1994 Aleek Manush (Novel) Syed Mustafa Siraj
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh (Novel) Shyamal Gangopadhyay
1992 Marami Karat (Poetry) Alokeranjan Dasgupta
1991 Sada Kham (Novel) Moti Nandy
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta (Novel) Debes Roy
1989 Manabjamin (Novel) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
1988 Bari Badle Jai (Novel) Ramapada Choudhuri
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur (Poetry) Arun Mitra
1986 Raj Nagar (Novel) Amiya Bhusan Majumdar
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) (Novel) Sunil Gangopadhyay
1984 Kalbela (Novel) Samaresh Majumdar
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (Poetry) Sakti Chattopadhyay
1982 Amritasya Putree (Novel) Kamal Das
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I (Local history and culture) Radharaman Mitra
1980 Shamba (Novel) Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’
1979 Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Mahasveta Devi
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III (Biography and cultural history) Sankari Prasad Basu
1977 Babarer Prarthana (Poetry) Sankha Ghosh
1976 Na Hanyate (Novel) Maitreyee Devi
1975 Asamay (Novel) Bimal Kar
1974 Ulanga Raja (Poetry) Nirendranath Chakravarti
1972 Shesh Namaskar (Novel) Santosh Kumar Ghosh
1971 Manimahesh (Travelogue) Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath (Literary criticism) Abu Sayeed Ayyub
1969 Mohini Aaraal (Poetry) Manindra Ray
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini (Verse Play) Buddhadev Bose
1966 Nishi-Kutumba (Novel) Manoje Basu
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat (Poetry) Bishnu Dey
1964 Jata Durei Jai (Poetry) Subhas Mukhopadhyay
1963 Ghare Pherar Din (Poetry) Amiya Chakravarti
1962 Japane (Travelogue) Annada Sankar Ray
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya (A Study of the Sakti-cult) Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei (Novel) Gajendra Kumar Mitra
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa (Short stories) `Parashuram’ (Rajshekhar Bose)
1957 Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry) Premendra Mitra
1956 Arogya Niketan (Novel) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
1955 Shreshtha Kavita (Poetry) *Jibanananda Das

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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 for Bengali language started in 1955. No awards were in given in 1960,1968 and 1973 in Bengali language catagory.

Year Book Author
2007 Amar Samay Alpa (Poetry) Samarendra Sengupta
2006 Dhrubaputra (Novel) Amar Mitra
2005 Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
2004 Baul Fakir Katha (Essay) Sudhir Chakraborty
2003 Krantikal (Novel) Prafulla Roy
2002 Ami O Banabehari (Novel) Sandipan Chattopadhyay
2001 Panchashati Galpo (Short stories) Atin Bandyopadhyaya
2000 Pagli Tomar Sange (Poetry) Joy Goswami
1999 Naba – Nita (Prose- poetry) Nabaneeta Deb Sen
1998 Anubhav (Novel) Dibyendu Palit
1997 Herbert (Novel) Nabarun Bhattacharya
1996 Tal Betal (Essays) Ashok Mitra
1995 Kavita Sangraha (Poetry) Naresh Guha
1994 Aleek Manush (Novel) Syed Mustafa Siraj
1993 Shahjada Darasukoh (Novel) Shyamal Gangopadhyay
1992 Marami Karat (Poetry) Alokeranjan Dasgupta
1991 Sada Kham (Novel) Moti Nandy
1990 Tista Parer Brittanta (Novel) Debes Roy
1989 Manabjamin (Novel) Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
1988 Bari Badle Jai (Novel) Ramapada Choudhuri
1987 Khujte Khujte Eto Dur (Poetry) Arun Mitra
1986 Raj Nagar (Novel) Amiya Bhusan Majumdar
1985 Sei Samay (Part II) (Novel) Sunil Gangopadhyay
1984 Kalbela (Novel) Samaresh Majumdar
1983 Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (Poetry) Sakti Chattopadhyay
1982 Amritasya Putree (Novel) Kamal Das
1981 Kalikata Darpan, Pt. I (Local history and culture) Radharaman Mitra
1980 Shamba (Novel) Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’
1979 Aranyer Adhikar (Novel) Mahasveta Devi
1978 Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III (Biography and cultural history) Sankari Prasad Basu
1977 Babarer Prarthana (Poetry) Sankha Ghosh
1976 Na Hanyate (Novel) Maitreyee Devi
1975 Asamay (Novel) Bimal Kar
1974 Ulanga Raja (Poetry) Nirendranath Chakravarti
1972 Shesh Namaskar (Novel) Santosh Kumar Ghosh
1971 Manimahesh (Travelogue) Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay
1970 Adhunikata O Rabindranath (Literary criticism) Abu Sayeed Ayyub
1969 Mohini Aaraal (Poetry) Manindra Ray
1967 Tapasvi O Tarangini (Verse Play) Buddhadev Bose
1966 Nishi-Kutumba (Novel) Manoje Basu
1965 Smriti Satta Bhabishyat (Poetry) Bishnu Dey
1964 Jata Durei Jai (Poetry) Subhas Mukhopadhyay
1963 Ghare Pherar Din (Poetry) Amiya Chakravarti
1962 Japane (Travelogue) Annada Sankar Ray
1961 Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya (A Study of the Sakti-cult) Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta
1959 Kolkatar Kachhei (Novel) Gajendra Kumar Mitra
1958 Anandibai Ityadi Galpa (Short stories) `Parashuram’ (Rajshekhar Bose)
1957 Sagar Theke Phera (Poetry) Premendra Mitra
1956 Arogya Niketan (Novel) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
1955 Shreshtha Kavita (Poetry) *Jibanananda Das

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