Paramita Satpathy bags Sahitya Akademi Award for 2016

By Subhransu Panda, New Delhi:


Paramita to receive this Award for her Novella collection Prapti


Today, Central Sahitya Akademi selected eminent Odia author Paramita Satpathy for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, one of the major literary awards of the nation.

The award has been given for Paramita’s work of fiction Prapti for the year 2016. Prapti is a collection of 10 novellas published in 2012.

She will be conferred with the award comprising a copper citation, a shawl and a cash prize of 100,000 INR here in Delhi on 22nd February 2017.

Paramita, 51, has more than 7 books to her credit including short story collections, i.e. Bibidha Aswapna, Bhasakhyara, Birala Rupaka, Antaranga Chhala, Kurei Phula, Apathacharini and Nari Kabi O Anyamane.

She has been already awarded with Odisha Sahitya Akademi award in 2006. Besides, she is the recipient of many prestigious literary accolades such as Gangadhar Rath Foundation Award (2002), Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award (2001), Sea Shore Srujan Samman (2010), Kadambini Galpa Samman, Amrutayan Galpa Puraskar, Nilakain Saraswa Samman to name a few.

She has also been translated extensively in English and other Indian languages. Chandan Ke Phul, Prapti and Door Ke Pahad are her short story collections in Hindi translation. Intimate Pretense is her only collection in English translated from original Odia and published by Rupa in 2010.

Paramita is an Indian Revenue Service (1989) officer.  Currently she is serving as Commissioner of Income Tax in national capital.

Odisha Story congratulates Paramita Satpathy for this great achievement and wishes her a long and glorios literary journey ahead.

to know more about Paramita’s literary journey please log on to www.paramitasatpathy.com

Here is the complete list of Sahitya Akademi awardees for the year 2016.

English Jerry Pinto
Hindi Nasira Sharma
Kannada Boluwaru Mohammad Kunhi
Nepali Gita Upadhyay
Assamese Jnan Pujari
Bodo Anju
Gujarati Kamal Vora
Malayalam Prabha Varma
Sanskriti Sitanath Acharya
Santhali Gobinda Chandra Majhi
Sindhi Nand Javeri
Telugu Papineni Sivasankar
Dogri Chahatrapal
Maithili Shyan Darihare
Manipuri Moirangthem Rajen
Marathi Asaram Lomate
Odia Paramita Satpathy
Rajasthani Bulaki Sharma
Tamil Vannadhasan 
Kashmiri Aziz Hajini
Urdu Nizam Siddiqui
Bengali Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri
Punjabi Swarajbir

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