Sahitya Akademi today announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for this year, in which five novelists, four writers of short stories, and three authors of poetries, among others, have been awarded for their contribution to children’s literature.
Instituted by the Sahitya Akademi, the award comprises Rs 50,000 and a casket containing an inscribed copper plaque and a citation.
Tiren Boro (Bodo), Sowmya Rajendran and Nivditha Subramaniam (English), Ramnath G Gawade (Konkani), Ramdeo Jha (Maithili) and Mukti Upadhyay ‘Baral’ (Nepali) have been awarded for their novels, the Akademi said in a statement.
Those who have won for their short stories are Nayeem Kashmiri (Kashmiri), Thokchom Thouyangba Meitei (Manipuri), Krishna Kumar ‘Ashu’ (Rajasthani) and Janardhan Hegde (Sanskrit).
Tara Chand Kalandri (Dogri), Srikanta Saren (Santali) and Sella Ganapathi (Tamil) have been awarded for their poetry collections.
Bano Sartaj (Urdu) has been honoured for her book on a one act play.
Eli Ahmed (Assamese), Kartik Ghose (Bengali), Dhiruben PAtel (Gujarati), Sherjang Garg (Hindi), T S Nagraja Shetty (Kannada), Sivadas (Malayalam), Leeladhar Hegde (Marathi), Snehlata Mohanty (Odia), Sukhdev Madpuri (Punjab), Jetho Lalwani (Sindhi) and Chokappu Venkataramana (Telugu) have been honoured with the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015 for their total contribution to Children’s Literature.
Outlook India, “Sahitya Akademi Announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar,” in Outlook India, June 24, 2015. Accessed on June 25, 2015, at: http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/sahitya-akademi-announces-bal-sahitya-puraskar/903725
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