Megha Majumdar won the Yuva Puraskar for her debut novel ”A Burning” and Himanshu Vajpai won it for his collection of short stories titled ”Kissa Kissa Lucknowa — Lucknow Ke Awami Kisse”, the Sahitya Akademi said in a statement.
The winners of the Yuva Puraskar for poetry collection are Gourob Chakraborty (Bengali), Gautom Daimary (Bodo), Arun Akash Dev (Dogri), H Lakshmi Narayan Swamy (Kannada), Shraddha Garad (Konkani), Lenin Khumancha (Manipuri), Amit Mishra (Maithili), Thagulla Gopal (Telugu) and Umar Farhat (Urdu).
Other winners are Abhijit Bora (Assamese), Razi Tahir Bhagat (Kashmiri), Mahesh Dahal (Nepali), Swetapadma Satapathy (Sanskrit), Rakesh Shewani (Sindhi), Veerdavinder Singh (Punjabi) and Debabrata Das (Odia).
Anita Vachharajani has been named as the recipient of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 for the biography ”Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Paintbrush”. Hindi writer Devendra Mewari won the award for his play titled ”Natak Natak me Vigyan”.
The other recipients of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 are Mrinal Chandra Kalita (Assamese), Sunirmal Chakraborty (Bengali), Ratneswar Narzary (Bodo), Narsingh Dev Jamwal (Dogri), Basu Bevinagida (Kannada), Majeed Majazi (Kashmiri), Sumedha Kamat Desai (Konkani), Raghunath Paleri (Malayalam), Ningombam Jadumani Singh (Manipuri), Sanjay Wagh (Marathi), Kirti Sharma (Rajasthani), Asha Agarwal (Sanskrit), Mu. Murugesh (Tamil) and Devaraju Maharaju (Telugu).
The recipients of both the awards will be given a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 at a special function to be held at a later date.
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