Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024 Application Form, Winner List

The Sahitya Akademy has launched Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for the book authors of India. Under this scheme, a cash award will be provided to the authors of India. All the book authors who have clear the eligibility criteria can easily apply under the scheme by visiting the official website of the organization before the last date. The financial help will directly be transferred into the bank account of the beneficiaries. Check out more information about Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024 in the article given below.

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Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

What Is Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024?

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar is given to young writers. This award is for writers who are contributing to Indian literature in 24 different languages. Every year applications are invited by the authorities by publishing the advertisement in the newspaper as well as literary magazines in 24 Indian languages. A writer whose book will get selected for the award will get INR 100000 along with a plaque and citation. Eligible applicants may read the section of this article to know more.

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Highlights Of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

  • Name of the scheme: Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
  • Launched by: Sahitya Akademi
  • Ministry: Ministry of culture
  • Launched for: book author
  • Benefits:  award
  • Mode of application: offline
  • Official site: Sahitya Akademi

Eligible Languages

A writer who wrote the book in the below-mentioned languages can apply:

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Bodo
  • Dogri
  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kashmiri
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Maithili
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Rajasthani
  • Santali
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen
  • The age of the seeker should not be more than 35 years as on 1 January
  • An applicant who has already been awarded by the sahitya akademi cannot apply again
  • The book ok must be an assuring work of the talent of the applicant 
  • The book must be a contribution to the respected regional literature
  • It should not be a translated work
  • The book must be a creative work it should not be like research work or a thesis.
  • Sahitya Akademi Executive Board members are not eligible to apply for the award
  • Posthumous work I will not consider for the award
  • In case the book satisfies the executive board by canvassing will be disqualified
  • Publishers are encouraged to submit multiple books
  • The book which is eligible for the yuva puraskar will not be eligible for the annual Sahitya akademi award
Documents Required
  • Copy of authors book
  • Copy of Birth certificate
Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of books submitted by the authors. For the selection there will be 2 levels:

  • Preliminary panel: There are 10 referees in this panel. the panel is going to consider the recommendation of the language advisory board concerned. Recommendations are well complied with and send to each referee. Referees going to recommend two books and Akademi is going to forward them to the jury and convener.
  • Jury: There will be three members of the jury. Jury members are going to recommend a book for an award either by consensus or by the majority. They may also reject all the books they received for the award. 
  • The decision was taken by the jury I will place it before the executive board for formal approval and announcement of the award

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Application Procedure Of Scheme

To apply for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar candidates have to submit eligible books of literary merit for the consideration of the academy along with a date of birth certificate. Further is the information on address where candidates have to submit an application

  • For Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Maithili, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, and Urdu.
  • Address: Head Office Secretary Sahitya Akademi Rabindra Bhavan 35, Ferozeshah Road New Delhi – 110 001 Tel: 011-23386626/27/28.
  • For Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • Address: Bengaluru Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, Central College Campus, University Library Building Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru – 560 001 Tel: 080-22245152, 22130870.
  • For Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Manipuri, Nepali, Odia, and Santali.
  • Address:  Kolkata Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, 4, D. L. Khan Road, Kolkata – 700 025 Tel: 033-24198683/24191705.
  • For Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi, and Sindhi.
  • Address: Mumbai Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, 172, Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya Marg, Sharada Cinema Building Dadar (East), Mumbai – 400 014 Tel: 022-24135744/24131948

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Winner list

Language BookAuthor 
Assamese Deuka Kobai Jay (Short Stories) Abhijit Bora 
Bengali Sreeman Sonnet (Poetry) Gourob Chakraborty 
Bodo Jiu Gwnang Soho (Poetry) Gautom Daimary 
Dogri Phang Honsele De (Poetry) Arun Akash Dev 
English A Burning (Novel) Megha Majumdar 
Gujarati A-Manas (Novel) Drashti Soni 
Hindi Kissa Kissa Lucknow – Lucknow Awami Kisse (Short Stories) Himanshu Vajpai 
Kannada Togala Cheelada Karna ( Poetry) H. Lakshmi Narayan Swamy 
Kashmiri Yele Aene Phut (Short Stories) Razi Tahir Bhagat 
Konkani Kavya Parmal (Poetry) Shraddha Garad 
Maithili Anshu Bani Pasari Jaeb (Poetry) Amit Mishra 
Malayalam Jacaranda (Novel) Mobin Mohan 
Manipuri Matamgee Manglan (Poetry) Lenin Khumancha 
Marathi Kale Karde Strokes (Novel) Pranav Sakhadeo 
Nepali Achal Kuhiro (Short Stories) Mahesh Dahal 
Odia Sparsha O Anyanya Galpa (Short Debabrata Das 
Punjabi Paa De Pailaan (Essays) Veerdavinder Singh 
Sanskrit Kathakalpalata (Short Stories) Swetapadma Satapathy 
Santali Sagai Ganade (Novel) Kuna Hansdah 
Sindhi Zindagia Jaa Rang (Play) Rakesh Shewani 
Telugu Dandakadiyam (Poetry) Thagulla Gopal 
UrduZameen Zaad (Poetry)Umar Farhat
Rajasthani No award 
Na Tcattiravaacikal (Novel)Karthik Balasubramanian
Contact Details

In case of any query, candidates may contact the authorities at the below-given number or email

  • Phone Number: 011-23386626/27/28, 011-23387064
  • E-mail ID:
Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024 FAQs
Who launched Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024?

The Sahitya Akademy launched Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar.

Who to contact when facing any issues under Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024?

Applicants can contact us on 011-23386626/27/28, 011-23387064 and

What are the benefits of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024?

A writer whose book gets selected for the award will get INR 100000 along with a plaque and citation

What is the eligible language of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024?

There are many eligible languages under this scholarship

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