Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2018-2019

Meerabai from her Meera Puraskar gets its name
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Rajasthan Sahitya Academy is an organisation formed by the Government of Rajasthan to promote literature and writers of Hindi and Rajasthani language. Each year, the Academy presents award to best of the new talents and writings in Rajasthani language.

List of Award Presented By the Rajasthan Sahitya Academy

Meera Puraskar
Named after the legendary poetess and saint Meera, the Meera Puraskar is the highest award presented to any writer of Rajasthani origin by Rajasthan Sahitya Academny. The submitted entry should be published in past three years only. The awardee gets an shield and a cash prize of 75000 rupee. The Meera Puraskar was started in 1960 and Dr. Ramanand Tiwari for his work Bhartiya Sanskriti Ke Prateek was the first recepient.

Sudhindra Puraskar
Sudhindra Puraskar is given to any poet of Rajasthani origin for his creation in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee. The Sudhindra Puraskar was started in 1959 and Dr. Ranveer Singh for his work Pratap was the first recepient.

Rangeya Raghav Puraskar
Rangeya Raghav Puraskar is given to any writer of Rajasthani origin for his novel in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee. The Rangeya Raghav Puraskar was started in 1959 and Yadavendra Sharma "Chandra" recieved this award for his work Khamma Anndatta.

Devilal Samar Puraskar
Devilal Samar Puraskar is given to any dramatist of Rajasthani origin for his drama/play in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee. The award was first given in 1959 to Udaysingh Bhatnagar for his work Jagirdar.

Devraj Upadhyay Puraskar

Devraj Upadhyay Puraskar is given to any writer of Rajasthani origin for his non-fiction work such as essays and criticism in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee. The award was first given in 1959 to Dr. Ramchandra Mahendra for his work Hindi Ekanki.

Kanhaiyalal Sahal Puraskar
Kanhaiyalal Sahal Puraskar is given to any writer of Rajasthani origin for short stories, biography, autobiography, reportage, travelouge in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee. The award was first given in 1980 to Ashok Shukl for his work Mera Paitisva Janamdin.

Shambhulal Saxena Bal Sahitya Puraskar
Shambhulal Saxena Bal Sahitya Puraskar is given to any writer of Rajasthani origin for children's literature published in past three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 31000 rupee.

Sumnesh Joshi Puraskar
Sumnesh Joshi Puraskar is given to any writer of Rajasthani origin who has been published in last three years. The award recepient gets a certificate and a cash prize of 21000 rupee. The award was first given in 1983 to Sanjeev Bhanawat for his work Upanyaso Mein Sanskriti Bodh.

Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2018-19

AwardRecepientWork
Meera PuraskarSawaisingh ShekhawatNij Kavi Dhatu Bachai Maine
Sudhindra PuraskarRamanarayana Meena HaldharAbhi Ummeed Baaki Hai
Rangeya Raghav PuraskarHaridas VyasEk Tha Pedh
Devilal Samar PuraskarUmesh Kumar ChaurasiyaShaurya Pradhan Naatak
Devraj Upadhyay PuraskarMoolchand VohraDo Phalaang Aage
Kanhaiyalal Sahal PuraskarKamalnathSahityik Big Bang
Shambhulal Saxena Bal Sahitya PuraskarAsha SharmaUncle Pyaaz
Sumnesh Joshi PuraskarRashmi ParikPratiyukta Prashth