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Sahitya Akademi Award

 

Since its inception in 1954, the Sahitya Akademi Award, a literary honor in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, is annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi

The award amount, which was Rs.5,000 since inception, had been enhanced to Rs.10,000 from 1983, Rs.25,000 from 1988, Rs.40,000 from 2001, Rs.50,000 from 2003 and is now Rs.1,00,000 from 2009. The first Awards were given in 1955.



 

 

Recipients of Sahitya Awards in Hindi

YEAR

BOOK

AUTHOR

1955

Him-Tarangini (Poetry)

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

1956

Padmavat Sanjivani Vyakhya (Commentary)

Vasudevasaran Agrawala

1957

Bauddha Dharma-Darshan (Philosophy)

*Acharya Narendra Dev

1958

Madhya Asia Ka Itihas (History)

Rahul Sankrityayan

1959

Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyaya (A survey of Indian culture)

‘Dinkar’(Ramdhari Sinha)

1960

Kala aur Burha Chand (Poetry)

Sumitranandan Pant

1961

Bhoole Bisre Chitra (Novel)

Bhagwaticharan Verma

1963

Premchand: Kalam Ka Sipahi (Biography)

Amrit Rai

1964

Aangan Ke Par Dvar (Poetry)

‘Agyeya’ (S.H. Vatsyayan)

1965

Rasa Siddhanta (Treatise on poetics)

Nagendra

1966

Muktibodh (Novelette)

Jainendra Kumar

1967

Amrit Aur Vish (Novel)

Amritlal Nagar

1968

Do Chattanen (Poetry)

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

1969

Rag Darbari (Novel)

Shrilal Shukla

1970

Nirala Ki Sahitya Sadhana (Biography)

Ram Vilas Sharma

1971

Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman (Literary criticism)

Namwar Singh

1972

Buni Huyi Rassi (Poetry)

Bhawani Prasad Mishra

1973

Alok Parva (Essays)

Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

1974

Mitti Ki Baraat (Poetry)

Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’

1975

Tamas (Novel)

Bhisham Sahni

1976

Meri Teri Uski Baat (Novel)

Yashpal

1977

Chuka Bhi Hun Nahin Main (Poetry)

Shamsher Bahadur Singh

1978

Utna Vah Suraj Hai (Poetry)

*Bharat Bhushan Agarwal

1979

Kal Sunana Mujhe (Poetry)

*Dhoomil

1980

Zindaginama-Zinda Rukh (Novel)

Krishna Sobti

1981

Tap Ke Taye Hue Din (Novel)

Trilochan

1982

Viklang Shraddha Ka Daur (Satire)

Harishankar Parsai

1983

Khutiyon Par Tange Log (Poetry)

*Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena

1984

Log Bhool Gaye Hain (Poetry)

Raghuvir Sahai

1985

Kavve aur Kala Pani (Short stories)

Nirmal Varma

1986

Apurva (Poetry)

Kedarnath Aggarwal

1987

Magadh (Poetry)

Shrikant Verma

1988

Aranya (Poetry)

Naresh Mehta

1989

Akaal Mein Saras (Poetry)

Kedarnath Singh

1990

Neela Chand (Novel)

Shiv Prasad Singh

1991

Main Vaqt Ke Hun Samne (Poetry)

Girija Kumar Mathur

1992

Dhai Ghar (Novel)

Giriraj Kishore

1993

Ardhanarishwar (Novel)

Vishnu Prabhakar

1994

Kahin Nahin Wahin (Poetry)

Ashok Vajpeyi

1995

Koi Doosra Nahin (Poetry)

Kunwar Narain

1996

Mujhe Chand Chahiye (Novel)

Surendra Verma

1997

Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand (Poetry)

Leeladhar Jagoori

1998

Naye Ilake Mein (Poetry)

Arun Kamal

1999

Deewar Main Ek Khirkee Rahathi Thi (Novel)

Vinod Kumar Shukla

2000

Hum Jo Dekhte Hain (Poetry)

Manglesh Dabral

2001

Kali-Katha : Via Bypass (Novel)

Alka Saraogi

2002

Do Panktiyon Ke Beech (Poetry)

Rajesh Joshi

2003

Kitne Pakistan (Novel)

Kamleshwar

2004

Dushchakra Mein Srista (Poetry)

Viren Dangwal

2005

Kyaap (Novel)

Manohar Shyam Joshi

2006

Sanshyatma (Poetry)

Gyanendrapati

2007

Inhin Hathiyaron Se (Novel)

Amar Kant

2008

Kohre Mein Kaid Rang (Novel)

Govind Mishra

2009

Hawa Main Hasthakshar (Poetry)

Kailash Vajpeyi

2010

Mohan Das (Short Story)

Uday Prakash

2011

Rehan Per Raghu (Novel)

Kashinath Singh

2012

Patthar Fenk Raha Hoon (Poetry)

Chandrakant Devtale

2013

Miljul Man (Novel)

Mridula Garg

2014

Vinayak (Novel)

Ramesh Chandra Shah

2015

Aag Ki Hansi (Poetry)

Ramdarash Mishra

2016

Paarijat (Novel)

Nasira Sharma

(No Award in 1962)

 

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