Who is called Vyas Samman?
The Vyas Samman is the second highest literary award, after the Jnanpith Award, for contributions made to Indian literature. This award was given in 1991 by K. K. Birla Foundation started The first Vyas Samman was given in the year 1991 for Ram Vilas Sharma's work 'The Ancient Language Family of India and Hindi'.
Brief Description of Vyas Samman:
|Category of award||Literature|
|Prize money||3.50 lakh in cash, a citation and a memento|
|First winner||Ram Vilas Sharma (1991)|
|last winner||Dr Gyan Chaturvedi (2022)|
|Description||Second highest literary award given in India after Jnanpith Award|
Vyas Samman 2022
Renowned Hindi writer Dr Gyan Chaturvedi's 2018 satirical Novel 'Pagalkhana' has been selected for the 32nd Vyas Samman 2022. The annual Vyas Samman is given to an outstanding Hindi literary work by an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years. It has prize money of Rs 4 lakh.
Vyas Samman 2021:
Renowned Hindi writer, Asghar Wajahat was conferred with the prestigious Vyas Samman - 2021. He was awarded the 31st Vyas Samman for his play "Mahabali". The Vyas Samman, instituted in 1991, is given by the KK Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi written by an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years. In this, four lakh rupees, citation and plaque are given as an award.
Features and important facts of Vyas Samman:
- This award is given every year to any literary work in Hindi published within the last 10 years.
- If in the opinion of the committee, if any work in any year is not of the required level for Vyas Samman, then there is also a provision for not giving the award in that year.
- According to the rules of Vyasa Samman, the work can be in any genre of literature. Apart from creative literature, other genres like autobiography, fine essay, review and criticism, literature and history of language etc.
- The uniqueness of Vyas Samman is that it is given to a literary work, not keeping the litterateur in the center.
- The award is not given posthumously, but may be considered after the selection committee has begun the discussion if the author of the proposed work dies.
- No other work of the respected author is considered in the future.
List of Vyas Samman winners from the year 1991 till now:
|The year||Writer's name||Work/Novel/Poetry|
|2022||Dr. Gyan Chaturvedi||For the satirical Novel "Pagalkhana"|
|2021||Asghar Wajahat (2021)||For the play "Mahabali"|
|2020||Prof. Sharad Pagare||For the Novel "The Queen of Pataliputra"|
|2019||Nasira Sharma||For Novel paper boat|
|2018||Lilladher Jagudi||Kitne Log Utne Prem (Poems)|
|2017||Mamta Kalia||Dukkham - Sukham (Novel)|
|2016||Surendra Verma||Shami Tree Cutting: From the Side of Padmapakhuri (Novel)|
|2015||Dr. Sunita Jain||Sorry (Poem)|
|2014||Kamal Kishore Goenka||Chronological Study of the Stories of Premchand|
|2013||Vishwanath Tripathi||Byomkesh Darvesh (Memoirs)|
|2012||Narendra Kohli||Neither the Past nor the Future (Novel)|
|2011||Ramdarsh Mishra||Mango Leaves (poem collection)|
|2010||Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari||There will still be some|
|2009||Amarkant||With these weapons|
|2008||Mannu Bhandari||A Story Too (Autobiography)|
|2006||Parmanand Srivastava||Meaning of the poem|
|2005||Chandrakanta||Katha Satisar (Novel)|
|2004||Mridula Garg||Kathgulab (Novel)|
|2003||Chitra Mudgali||Aavan (Novel)|
|2002||Kailash Bajpayee||The Krishna Paksha of the Earth (Management Poem)|
|2001||Ramesh Chandra Shah||Side of criticism|
|2000||Giriraj Kishore||First Contracted (Novel)|
|1999||Shrilal Shukla||Saints of Bisrampur (Novel)|
|1998||Govind Mishra||Assembly of the Five Courts (Novel)|
|1997||Kedarnath Singh||Uttar Kabir and other poems|
|1996||Prof. Ram Swaroop Chaturvedi||Hindi Literature and Development of Sensation|
|1995||Kunwar Narayan||No One Else (poem)|
|1994||Dharamveer Bharti||Dream Still (poem collection)|
|1993||Girijakumar Mathuri||Main Waqt Ke Hoon Samne (Poetry Collection)|
|1992||Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh||Blue Moon (Novel)|
|1991||Ram Vilas Sharma||Ancient language families of India and Hindi|
Note: In the year 2007, no work was awarded the Vyas Samman.
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