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BENGALI

BODO

DOGRI

ENGLISH

GUJARATI

HINDI

KANNADA

KASHMIRI

KONKANI

MAITHILI

MALAYALAM

MANIPURI

MARATHI

NEPALI

ORIYA

PUNJABI

RAJASTHANI

SANSKRIT

SANTHALI

SINDHI

TAMIL

TELUGU

URDU

 

YEAR

WRITER

BOOK

1960

R. K. Narayan

The Guide (Novel)

1963

Raja Rao

The Serpent and the Rope (Novel)

1965

Verrier Elwin

The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin (Autobiography)

1967

Bhabani Bhattacharya

Shadow from Ladakh (Novel)

1969

Niharranjan Ray

An Artist in Life (Study of Tagore)

1971

Mulk Raj Anand

Morning Face (Novel)

1975

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Scholar Extraordinary (Biography)

1976

S. Gopal

Jawaharlal Nehru (Biography)

1977

Chaman Nahal

Azadi (Novel)

1978

Anita Desai

Fire On the Mountain (Novel)

1979

Rama Mehta

Inside the Haveli (Novel)

1980

K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar

On the Mother (Biography)

1981

Jayanta Mahapatra

Relationship (Poetry)

1982

Arun Joshi

The Last Labyrinth (Novel)

1983

Nissim Ezekiel

Later-Day Psalms (Poetry)

1984

Keki N. Daruwalla

The Keeper of the Dead (Poetry)

1985

Kamala Das

Collected Poems (Poetry)

1986

Nayantara Sahgal

Rich Like Us (Novel)

1987

Shiv K. Kumar

Trapfalls in the Sky (Poetry)

1988

Vikram Seth

The Golden Gate (Novel in verse)

1989

Amitav Ghosh

The Shadow Lines (Novel)

1990

Sashi Deshpande 

That Long Silence (Novel) 

1991

I. Allan Sealy

The Trotter-Nama (Novel)

1992

Ruskin Bond

Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (Short stories)

1993

G.N Devy

After Amnesia: Tradition and Change in Indian Literary Criticism

1994 

Dom Moraes

Serendip (Poetry)

1996

Sunetra Gupta

Memories of Rain (Novel)

1998

Mahesh Dattani

Final Solutions and Other Plays (Plays)

1999

A. K. Ramanujan

The collected poems of A. K. Ramanujan (Poetry)

2000

Kiran Nagarkar

Cuckold (Novel)

2001

Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajaji : A Life (Biography)

2002

Amit Chaudhuri

A New World (Novel)

2003

Meenakshi Mukherjee

The Perishable Empire: Essays On Indian Writing In English (Essays)

2004

Upamanyu Chatterjee

Mammaries of the Welfare State (Novel)

2006

Rupa Bajwa

The Sari Shop (Novel)

2007

Malathi Rao

Disorderly Women (Novel)

(No awards in 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1995, 1997 and 2005)