NEW DELHI: The prestigious annual Sahitya Akademi awards for litterateurs were announced here on Wednesday.
Seven books of poetry, six of short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018. Samanta Tanti (Assamese), Paresh Narendra Kamat (Konkani), S Ramesan Nair (Malayalam), Dr Mohanjit (Punjabi), Dr Rakesh Kumar Vyas (Rajasthani), Dr Rama Kant Shukla (Sanskrit) and Khiman U Mulani (Sindhi) were adjudged winners for their collection of poetry.
Inderjeet Kesar (Dogri), Anees Salim (English), Chitra Mudgal (Hindi), Shyam Besra (Santali), S Ramakrishnan (Tamil) and Rahman Abbas (Urdu) will receive the award in the category of novels. Award winners in the category of short stories were Sanjib Chattopadhyay (Bengali), Rituraj Basumatary (Bodo), Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq (Kashmiri), Prof Bina Thakur (Maithili), Budhichandra Heisnamba (Manipuri) and Lok Nath Upadhyay Chapagain (Nepali).
K G Nagarajappa (Kannada), Ma Su Patil (Marathi) and Prof. Dasarathi Das (Odia) have been awarded for their works on literary criticism. Prof Sharifa Vijliwala (Gujarati) and Dr Kolakaluri Enoch (Telugu) have been awarded for their essays. (AGENCIES)