Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Poet Sananta Tanti (Assamese) and Rituraj Basumatary (Bodo) have been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi Awards-18 which were announced in 24 languages today.
Sananta Tanti, Rituraj Basumatary
While Tanti won the award for poetry collection Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo, Basumatary bagged it for short story collection Dwngse Lama.
Seven books of poetry, six of novel, six of short stories, three on literary criticism and two essays have won the awards this year.
The Awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 24 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi, which met today under the chairmanship of Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar, President, Sahitya Akademi.