Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011

Ramachandra Guha (Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award 2011 for English)

A jury representing the 23 Indian languages chose the winners of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards this year. Under the chairmanship of the Akademi President, Sunil Gangopadhyay the awards winners chosen by the jury were approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi. Ramachandra Guha(English), for his narrative history, was among the winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011.

Among the novelists were:
Baldev Singh (Punjabi)
Gopalakrishna Pai (Kannada)
Kashinath Singh (Hindi)
Kshetri Bira (Manipuri)
Kalpanakumari Devi (Odia)
Atul Kanakk (Rajasthani)

The poets included in the winners list were:
Late Kabin Phukan (Assamese)
Manindra Gupta (Bengali)
Premananda Mosahari (Bodo)
Naseem Shafaie (Kashmiri)
Melvyn Rodrigues (Konkani)
Harekrishna Satapathy (Sanskrit)
Aditya Kumar Mandi (Santali)
Khaleel Mamoon (Urdu)

For their books on essays Lalit Magotra (Dogri), Grace (Marathi) and Samala Sadasiva (Telugu) received the award.

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