Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014


adil.jussawalaPoet and critic Adil Jussawall’s “Trying to Say Goodbye” is among eight books of poetry conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014, it was announced here Friday.

Apart from this, five novels, three books of essays, three of short stories, one of literary criticism and an autobiography have also won the award that recognises premier works in 22 Indian languages.

Bengali poet Utpal Kumar Basu’s “Piya Mana Bhabe”, Bodo poet Urkhao Gwra Brahma’s “Udangnifrai Gidingfinnanei”, Shad Ramzan’s “Kore Kakud Pushrith Gome” (Kashmiri), Gopalkrushna Rath’s “Bipula Diganta” (Odia), Jaswinder’s “Agarbatti” for Punjabi, Gope Kamal’s “Sija Agyaan Buku” in Sindhi and Munawwar Rana’s “Shahdaba” (Urdu) have also won the award.

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