Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
Young people with creative minds and strong bodies are the biggest assets of any nation on earth.
The most compatible inputs for young minds are provided by young authors. To promote and encourage young writers in all the 24 languages recognized by it, Sahitya Akademi instituted Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar.
Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar is presented annually to best literary creations by the young writers of age 35 or below in all the 24 recognized languages.
The Yuva Puraskar is conferred on eligible young writers for creative original works.
Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar is the only Akademi award open for nominations by publishers and self-nominations by writers.
Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar was first instituted in 2011.
The Yuva Puraskar comprises a plaque, shawl, citation and a cheque for Rupees Fifty Thousand [₹ 50,000].
There shall be an award every year for the first book or the best book by a young Indian author, whose age is 35 or below on 1st January of the year of the award, first published in any of the languages recognized by the Sahitya Akademi (hereafter referred to as the Akademi).
The award shall consist of such amount as the Akademi may from time to time decide besides, a citation that brings out, briefly, the book’s significance and its author’s contribution to his/her language and literature.
The author must be of Indian Nationality.
The Award will be considered only if there is minimum of three books in the final stage of selection.
2. Criteria of eligibility for the Award
In order to be eligible for the award, the book must be highly promising/an outstanding contribution to the language and literature to which it belongs. The book may be a creative or a critical work, but must not be
(a) a work of translation; or
(b) an abridgement; or
(c) a treatise or research work prepared for a university degree or any examination; or
(d) the work of an author who has earlier won an award from the Akademi (other than the Bal Sahitya Puraskar/Translation Prize); or
(e) the work of an author who is a member of the Executive Board of the Akademi, or
(f) beyond the age of 35 years on 1st January of the year of the award;
Any section of an integrated work complete by itself as a book can be considered for the award.
A posthumous publication is not eligible for Award.
A book shall be disqualified for the award if it is established to the satisfaction of the Executive Board that canvassing has been done by the author.
3. Publication of the advertisement, eligibility of the books and obtaining recommendations from members of the Language Advisory Board
The Akademi shall every year publish advertisements in newspapers as well as in literary magazines in each of the 24 Indian languages inviting the first book or the best book by young Indian authors whose age is 35 or below on 1″ January of the year of the award.
Writers and publishers can submit eligible books of literary merit for the consideration of Akademi along with date of birth certificate.
The publishers can send as many books as they desire.
The books so submitted will not be returned to the authors or publishers and no correspondence will be entertained regarding the award process.
4. The Preliminary Panel and its Functions
The Preliminary Panel shall consist of ten Referees. These Referees shall be nominated by the President after considering suggestions of the members of the Language Advisory Board concerned.
The recommendations received from members of the Language Advisory Board shall be compiled and sent to each Referee.
Each Referee should recommend two books. These titles may be selected either out of the list sent in pursuance of rule 4 (2) above or by the Referee on his/her own.
5. The Jury and its Functions
The recommendations of Referees in the Preliminary Panel shall be considered by a three-member Jury. The Jury members shall be selected by the President after considering the recommendations in this behalf by the members of the Language Advisory Board concerned.
The Akademi shall purchase the book(s) recommended by the Referees in the Preliminary Panel and send them to the Jury members and to the Convener.
The Convener shall act as the link between the Jury and the Akademi. He/she will ensure that the meeting of the Jury is conducted properly and satisfactorily and will countersign the report of the Jury. In the absence of Convener, President can nominate a General Council or Advisory Board member as a replacement.
The Jury members shall, either by consensus or by majority, recommend a book for the award. They may also recommend that, in their opinion, no book is eligible for the award during the year. All the members have to attend the meeting, however, only in case of emergency he/she may convey his/ her views in writing. He/she should be provided with the facility of participating in the discussion through phone.
6. Declaration of Award
The recommendation of the Jury shall be placed before the Executive Board for formal approval and announcement of the award. The names of the Jury members and the shortlisted books in the final stage shall be made public simultaneously with the announcement of the Award.
If the time limit for submission of the recommendations is not observed by a member of the Language Advisory Board or by a Referee, the Akademi shall presume that he or she has no recommendation to make and shall proceed accordingly unless, in any particular case, it is in a position to extend the time limit and actually does so.
The award ceremony shall be held on such date and at such place as the Executive Board/President may decide. In the event of the death of an award-winning author before conferment of the award, it shall be given to his/her spouse or to a legal heir. Secretary Sahitya Akademi
In the event of the death of an award-winning author before conferment of the award, it shall be given to his/her spouse or to a legal heir.
Winners of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
|Ei Pine Ki Ase? (Short Story)|
|Mou-Makshi Samrajya (Short Stories)|
|Xodhahe Nohol Tok o Bokul (Poetry)|
|Akale Aso Kushale Aso (Poetry)|
|Jahar–Mahar (Short Stories)|
|Marangburu Amar Pita (Poetry)|
|Kuntal Fire Ase (Novel)|
|Khelnabatir Din Sesh (Poetry)|
|Elvis O Amolasundari (Short Stories)|
|Aparanha Downtown (Poetry)|
|Premer Size Battirish (Poetry)|
|Mati (Earth) (Poetry)|
|Bouddho Lekhomala O Onyanyo Shraman (Poetry)|
|Sammohan (Short Stories)|
|Danaowla Manus (Short Stories)|
|Sansri Arw Mwndangthini Mwkhang (Poetry)|
|Gwrbwni Aroj (Poetry)|
|Khamflongnai Bubli (Poetry)|
|Khwmsi Harni Alari (Short Stories)|
|Thwinikhruibw Gwjasin Nwngni Gaba (Poetry)|
|Felengni Saogari (Novel)|
|Mijingao Swmkhe Jwmwi (Novel)|
|Jeu Saharani Beduin|
|Sees (Short Story)|
|Tere Hirke Ch (Poetry)|
|Kule Bhav (Poetry)|
|Rough Copy (Poetry)|
|Do Kandhe (Poetry)|
|Diwali in Muzaffarnagar (Short Story)|
|The Ivory Throne (Biography)|
|Farthest Field An Indian Story Of The Second World War (Biography)|
|The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey (Novel)|
|Boats On Land (Short Stories)|
|A Free Man (Non-Fiction)|
|‘My Name Is Gauhar Jaan!’–The Life And Times of A Musician (Biography)|
|Retino Manas (Short Story)|
|Mahotu (Short Stories)|
|Malo (Short Stories)|
|Savaar Laine (Poetry)|
|Dalkhithi Saav Chhutan (Poetry)|
|Pashyantini Pele Paar (Poetry)|
|Antim Yuddha (Play)|
|Baagh Aur Sugna Munda Ki Beti (Poetry)|
|Aksharo Ki Vinti (Poetry)|
|Dark Horse – Ek Anakahi Dastan (Novel)|
|Haveli Sanatanpur (Novel)|
|Barish Mera Ghar Hai (Poetry)|
|Kucch Boodhi Udaas Auratein (Poetry)|
|Aadigram Upakhyan (Novel)|
|Kahte Hain Tab Shanshaah So Rahe The (Poetry)|
|Kepina Dabbi (Short Stories)|
|Manasu Abhisaarike (Short Stories)|
|Zero Mathu Ondu (Short Stories)|
|Mayakolahala (Short Stories)|
|Dhyanake Thaareekhina Hangilla (Poetry)|
|Batavadeyagada Raseethi (Poetry)|
|Jangama Fakeerana Jolige (Poetry)|
|Nelada Karuneya Dani (Poetry)|
|Thaer Angnech (Poetry)|
|Za’reen Zakham (Short Stories)|
|Zard Panike Dair (Poetry)|
|Zol Dith Sadras (Criticism)|
|Vola Kael Ravay (Poetry)|
|Gashe Malar (Literary Criticism)|
|Patte Leji Zoon Daras (Poetry)|
|Kathaakar (Short Story)|
|Mog Dot Com (Poetry)|
|Khany Geli Aaji (Poetry)|
|Gauman (Short Stories)|
|Matyentle Gandh (Poetry)|
|Nirnay (Short Stories)|
|Varnit Rasa (Poetry)|
|Dhartis Akash Dhari (Poetry)|
|Je Kahi Nahi Saklahun (Poetry)|
|Pratiwadi Ham (Poetry)|
|Visdanti Varmal Kalak Rati (Poetry)|
|Ankura Rahal Sangharsh (Poetry)|
|Etbe Taa Naih (Poetry)|
|Hathat Parivartan (Play)|
|Amma Urangunnilla (Poetry)|
|Josephinte Manam (Short Stories)|
|Uppumazhayile Pachilakal (Short Stories)|
|Thonniyapoloru Puzha (Poetry)|
|Chumbanasabdatharavali (Short Stories)|
|Vellarippadam (Short Stories)|
|Marana Vidyalayam (Short Stories)|
|Canvasta Tarakpa Pirangna (Poetry)|
|Loubukki Manam (Poetry)|
|Kellaba Unagi Ishei (Poetry)|
|Mee Amasung Shaa (Poetry)|
|Ngayonba Asheiba (Poetry)|
|Lai Matha Shaari (Poetry)|
|Shingnabagi Ka Amasung Dairy Gimapu (Short Stories)|
|Shahar Atmahatya Karaycha Mhantay (Poetry)|
|Ubha – Aadava (Essays)|
|Blogchya Aarshapalyad (Short Stories)|
|Sen Saai Ves (Poetry)|
|Svatahala Faltu Samajnyachi Goshta (Novel)|
|Dhoosar Zale Nasate Gav (Poetry)|
|Pani – Charo, Aaro Ityadi… (Play)|
|Charkiyeko Bhui (Poetry)|
|1986 (Short Stories)|
|Sancho Jastai Kathaharu (Short Stories)|
|Kriti-Kirti (Literary Criticism)|
|Ghar (Short Stories)|
|Ghauka Rang Haru (Poetry)|
|Srijana Ra Abhista|
|Bimugdha Uccharana (Literary Criticism)|
|E Sampark Emiti (Poetry)|
|Manasanka (Short Stories)|
|Dadan (Short Stories)|
|Bhirna Upabana (Short Stories)|
|Waqt Beeteya Nahi (Novel)|
|Rani Tatt (Poetry)|
|Pani Utte Meenakari (Poetry)|
|Aas Aje Bani Hai (Short Stories)|
|Ikalla Nahin Hunda Banda (Poetry)|
|Toon Mainu Sirlekh De (Poetry)|
|Amrit Vela (Poetry)|
|Saglaan Ro Seer (Short Story)|
|Ekar Aajya Re Chand (Poetry)|
|Lebel (Short Stories)|
|Sapna Sanjovati Heeran (Poetry)|
|Chal Bhatooliya Ret Rama (Poetry)|
|Jad Bi Mandaban Baithun Chun Kavita (Poetry)|
|Peer (Short Stories)|
|Samudre Buddhasya Netre (Poetry)|
|Samparkah (Short Stories)|
|Jarpi Disomrin Manmi (Poetry)|
|Hopon Mayak Kukmu (Short Stories)|
|Marsal Dahar (Poetry)|
|Dhunwa Otang Ag Kana (Poetry)|
|Bera Ahla (Poetry)|
|Terang (Short Stories)|
|Jala Dak (Poetry)|
|Anmol Rishta (Poetry)|
|Sabla Nari (Play)|
|Retilo Chitu (Poetry)|
|Vaal (Tail) (Poetry)|
|Ambu Padukkai (Short Stories)|
|Aathik Kathalin Ninaiuv Kurippukal (Poetry)|
|Messiyavukku Moondru Machangal (Poetry)|
|Kongavalu Kathi (Novel)|
|Aaku Kadalani Chota (Poetry)|
|Maatala Madugu (Poetry)|
|Chittagang Viplava Vanitalu (Short Stories)|
|Out of Coverage Area (Short Stories)|
|Seema Sahiti Swaram Sri Sadhana Patrika (Essays)|
|Pravahinche Padalu and Other Poems (Poetry)|
|Jumma (Short Stories)|
|Molokalapunnami (Short Stories)|
|Lafzon Ka Lahoo (Novel)|
|Nairang-E-Junoon (Short Stories)|
|Maulana Mohammed Husain Azad Aur Unka Shairi Safar (Biography)|
|Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir Devendra Satyarthi: Shakhsiyat Aur Aasaar (Literary Criticism)|
|Naqsh-E-Pa Hawaon Ke (Poetry)|
|Chikne Paat (Poetry)|
|Takhleeq Takheel Aur Isteara (Literary Criticism)|
|Dhund Mein Amaan|