Gyanpeeth (Jnanpith) Award

Gyanpeeth (Jnanpith) Award

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Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honor given in the Republic of India. It was founded by the Sahu Jain family, the publishers of India Times. The award was instituted in 1961. An Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. So let's take a look at the recepients of this literary honor of the last five years.

Year

Winner

Work

Language

2013

Kedarnath Singh

Akaal Mein Saras

Hindi

2014

Bhalchandra Nemade

Hindu: Jagnyachi Samrudhha Adgal

Marathi

2015

Raghuveer Chaudhari

Novel - Amruta (અમૃતા)

Gujarati

2016

Shankha Ghosh

Murkha baro, samajik nay

Bengali

2017

Krishna Sobti

Zindaginama

Hindi

2018

Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies

English

2019

Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri

Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam

Malayalam

2020

Nilamani Phookan

For notable contribution to Assamese literature

Assamese

2021

Damodar Mauzo

For notable contribution to Konkani literature

Konkani

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