Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar-2011

Sahitya Akademi announced its first annual Yuva Puraskar in 16 languages February13,2012 ; the rest of the languages will be declared at a later date except Dogri and Sindhi. Six books of poetry, one of novel, five of short stories, one of biography, one of essay and two of plays have won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. The Awards were recommended by distinguished Jury members representing 24 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Sri Sunil Gangopadhyay, President of the Sahitya Akademi.Those who have won the Awards for their collection of poetry include Uma Shankar Choudhary (Hindi), Veeranna Madiwalara (Kannada), Nisar Azam (Kashmiri), Aishwarya Patekar (Marathi), Gayatribala Panda (Odia) and Paramveer Singh (Punjabi). Those who have won the Awards for their collection of short stories include Binod Ghoshal (Bengali), Susmesh Chandroth (Malayalam), Dula Ram Saharan (Rajasthani), Jofa Gonsalves (Konkani) and Vempalli Gangadhar (Telugu). M. Thavasi (Tamil) is awarded for his novel. Those who have won the Awards for their plays are Anand Kumar Jha (Maithili) and Dhwanil Parekh (Gujarati). Vikram Sampath (English) won the award for Biography while Arindam Borkataki (Assamese) won for his book on essays.
According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous selections made by the Jury or selection made on the basis of majority vote. The Award relates to books published by an author of the age of 35 and below as on 1st January of the year of the award.The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs.50,000/- will be presented to the awardees at a special function held at a later date.
Sahitya Academydmi Yuva Puruskar-2011

LanguageTitle and GenreAuthor
AssameseANUSILON (ESSAYS)ARINDAM BORKATAKI
BengaliDANAOWLA MANUS (SHORT STORIES)BINOD GHOSHAL
EnglishMY NAME IS GAUHAR JAAN! - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A MUSICIAN (BIOGRAPHY)VIKRAM SAMPATH
GujaratiANTIM YUDDHA (PLAY)DHWANIL PAREKH
HindiKAHTE HAIN TAB SHANSHAAH SO RAHE THE (POETRY)UMA SHANKAR CHOUDHARY
KannadaNELADA KARUNEYA DANI (POETRY)VEERANNA MADIWALARA
KashmiriPATTE LEJI ZOON DARAS(POETRY)NISAR AZAM
KonkaniNIRNAY (SHORT STORIES)JOFA GONSALVES
MaithiliHATHAT PARIVARTAN (PLAY)ANAND KUMAR JHA
MalayalamMARANA VIDYALAYAM (SHORT STORIES)SUSMESH CHANDROTH
MarathiBHUISHASTRA (POETRY)AISHWARYA PATEKAR
OdiaGAAN (POETRY)GAYATRIBALA PANDA
PunjabiAMRIT VELA (POETRY)PARAMVEER SINGH
RajasthaniPEER (SHORT STORIES)DULA RAM SAHARAN
TamilSEVALKATTU (NOVEL)M. THAVASI
TeluguMOLOKALAPUNNAMI (SHORT STORIES)VEMPALLI GANGADHAR
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