Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 (Winners and Books)

Sahitya Akademi Award Winners
Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 (List of Winners)
Sahitya Akademi Award is the second highest literary award bestowed on Indian writers of merit in 24 major languages of India (22 languages listed in the Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution along with English and Rajasthani) by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters.

Established in 1954, the award comprises of a copper plaque, a shawl and a cash prize of one lakh Indian rupee.

Interestingly, the plaque was designed by the famous Bengali film maker, Satyajit Ray.

In 2017, Seven novels, five poetry collections, five short stories, five books of literary criticism, one play, and one essay collection won the prize.

The list of 2017 Sahtiya Akademi Awards Winners

LanguageAuthorTitle (Genre)
AssameseJayanta Madhab BoraMoriahola (Novel)
BengaliAfsar AhmedSei Nikhonj Manusta (Novel)
BodoRita BoroThwisam (Novel)
DogriShiv MehtaBanna (Short Stories)
EnglishMamang DaiThe Black Hill (Novel)
GujaratiUrmi Ghanshyam DesaiGujarati Vyakaranna Baso Varsh (Criticism)
HindiRamesh Kuntal MeghVishw Mithak Sarit Sagar (Literary Criticism)
KannadaT.P. AshokaKathana Bharathi (Literary Criticism)
KashmiriAutar Krishen RahbarYeli Parda Woth (Short Stories)
KonkaniGajanan JogKhand Ani Her Katha (Short Stories)
MaithliUdaya Narayana Singh 'Nachiketa'Jahalak Diary (Poetry)
MalayalamK.P. RamanunniDaivathinte Pusthakam (Novel)
ManipuriRajen ToijambaChahee Taret Khuntakpa (Play)
MarathiShrikant DeshmukhBolave Te Amhi (Poetry)
NepaliBina HangkhimKriti Vimarsha (Literary Criticism)
OdiaGayatri SarafEtavatira Shilpi (Short Stories)
PunjabiNachhattarSlow Down (Novel)
RajasthaniNeeraj DaiyaBina Hasal Pai (Criticism)
SanskritNiranjan MishraGangaputravadanam (Poetry)
SantaliBhujanga TuduTahena.n Tangi re (Poetry)
SindhiJagdish LachhaniAachhende Laja Maraan (Essays)
TamilInqulabKaandhal Naatkal (Poetry)
TeleguDevipriyaGaali Rangu (Poetry)
UrduBaig EhsasDakhma (Short Stories)