Janice Pariat wins the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for Boats on Land

Boats on LandThe Sahitya Akademi, India’s top literary institution, has awarded Janice Pariat the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for her debut collection of short stories, Boats on Land.

The Akademy announced its annual youth awards in 23 languages on 23 August in Delhi.

The Akademy said in an announcement that there is no award in Sindhi this year. In total, there are 16 award recipients this year in various Indian languages.

Janice received the award in English language.

The winners receive a casket containing an engrave copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs. 50,000.

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