Madan Puraskar

The Madan Puraskar (Nepali: मदन पुरस्कार) is a literary honor in Nepal which Madan Puraskar Guthi confers annually for an outstanding book in the Nepali language published within the calendar year. It is considered the most prestigious literature award in Nepal. It is awarded on the day of Ghatasthapana every year alongside Jagadamba Shree Puraskar.[2][3]

Madan Puraskar
Award for contributions to Nepali literature
Dinesh Adhikari accepting Madan Puraskar, 2056 B.S. for Atirikta Abhilekh (1999)
Dinesh Adhikari accepting Madan Puraskar, 2056 B.S. for Atirikta Abhilekh (1999)
Awarded forLiterary award in Nepal
Sponsored byMadan Puraskar Guthi
CountryNepal
EligibilityBook written in Nepali language
Reward(s)रु 400,000
Established1955; 68 years ago (1955)
First awarded1956
Last awarded2021
Highlights
Most awardsSatya Mohan Joshi (3)
No. of times awarded64
First winnerSatyamohan Joshi, Chittaranjan Nepali, Dr. Balram Joshi
Latest winnerDr.Naba Raj Lamsal (2021) [1]
WebsiteMadan Puraskar

HistoryEdit

The award was established by daughter in law of Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher JBR, Queen Jagadamba Kumari Devi, in memory of her husband late General Madan Shumsher JBR, on 26 September 1955. Since then it has been presented every year, except in 1974 and 1976. At the time of its establishment, the award prize was रु 4,000. On the Golden–Jubilee year 2005, the award prize was increased to रु 400,000.

List of Winners and Short list by yearEdit

 
Poet Naba Raj Lamsal is the latest winner of the prize. He received the award for his epic poem Agni in 2021 (2078 BS).[4]

2015 – 2021Edit

Year in B.S. (in CE)[a] Author Work Short list
2078 (2021) Naba Raj Lamsal[5] Agni
  • Agni – Naba Raj Lamsal
  • Byutpattimulak Sanskrit-Nepali Sabdakosh – Neelmani Dhungana
  • Grishma Ko Neelo Batash – Damodar Pudasaini ‘Kishor’
  • Hiti Pranali – Padma Sunder Joshi
  • Licchavi Lipi – Naya Nath Paudel
  • MahabharaBasanta Basnet
  • Sati – Sujit Mainali
  • Yaadko Sanduk – Deepa Mewahang Rai[6]
2077 (2020) Bhagiraj Ingnam[7] Limbuwanko Etihasik Dastavej Sangraha
  • Eklavya Ko Debre Haat – Giri Shreesh Magar
  • Kariya – Krishna Abiral
  • Kalpa Grantha – Kumar Nagarkoti
  • Nrityakshar VigyanBhairab Bahadur Thapa
  • Filingo – Prabha Baral
  • Fulange – Lekhnath Chettri
  • Mokshabhumi – Keshav Dahal
  • Ramite – Jason Kunwar
  • Limbuwan Ko Etihasik Dastawej Sangrah (1719–2020) – Bhagiraj Ingnam[8]
2076 (2019) Chandra Prakash Baniya[9] Maharani
  • Dharsaidharsako Chakrabyuh – Tirtha Shrestha
  • Jokerko Banduk – Bimal Nibha
  • Maharani – Chandra Prakash Baniya
  • Maharasnighantu (Part 1,2) – Yogi Dharmamaharas
  • Mohapat – Lalit Bista
  • ParityaktaBhuwan Dhungana
  • YatramaSharada Sharma[10]
2075 (2018) Yogesh Raj[11] Ranahar
  • Bichaarko Laas – Dhurba Sapkota
  • EkadeshmaSanu Sharma
  • Faatsung – Chuden Kabimo
  • GyaKumar Nagarkoti
  • Marichika – Mahesh Thapa
  • Okkal Dokkal Peepal Paat – Bindu Sharma
  • Ranahaar – Yogesh Raj[12]
2074 (2017) Neelam Karki Niharika[13] Yogmaya
2073 (2016) Ghanashyam Kandel[14] Dhritarashtra
  • Dhritarastra – Ghanashyam Kandel
  • Chhaughar – Raj Sargam
  • Doha ko Sidha Udaan – Jaya Chhanchha
  • Guha, Guhalekh, Guhachitra Ebam Anya Sampada – Purushottam Lochan Shrestha
  • Ma Stri arthat Aaimai – Seema Aavaas
  • Pratinaayak – Hari Adhikari
  • Sagarmatha ko GahiraiNawaraj Parajuli
  • Shukra Rak Shastri ko Chasma – Rajendra Parajuli
  • Tapan – Sharad Poudel[15]
2072 (2015) Ramlal Joshi[16] Aina
  • Aamoi – Bhuwanhari Sigdel
  • Aina – Ramlal Joshi
  • Cheerharan – Nilam Karki Niharika
  • Nirban – Ghanashyam Khadka
  • Prasnaharuko KarkhanaSarita Tiwari
  • PhirphireBuddhisagar
  • Simanaka Rang Simanaka Tarang – Damodar Pudasaini Kishor[17]
 
Jhamak Ghimire, the second woman winner of the award, won the award in 2010 for her memoir Jiwan Kada Ki Phool.

2000 – 2014Edit

Before 2014 (2071 BS), shortlist was not published.

Year in B.S. (in CE)[a] Author Work
2071 (2014) Vijay Kumar Pandey[18] Khusi
2070 (2013) Radha Paudel[19] Khalangama Hamala
2069 (2012) Rajan Mukarung Damini Bhir
2068 (2011) Amar Neupane Seto Dharti
2067 (2010) Jhamak Ghimire Jiwan Kada Ki Phool
2066 (2009) Nar Bahadur Saud Nepalko Balinali ra Tinko Digo Kheti
2065 (2008) Yubraj Nayaghare Ek Haatko Taali
2064 (2007) Jagadish Ghimire Antarmanko Yatra
2063 (2006) Mahesh Bikram Shah Chhapamar ko Chhoro
2062 (2005) Krishna Dharabasi Radha
2061 (2004) Narayan Wagle Palpasa Cafe
2060 (2003) Gopal Parajuli Naya Ishwar Ko Ghoshana
2059 (2002) Revati Raman Khanal Nepalko Kanooni Itihaasko Ruprekha
2058 (2001) Hari Ram Joshi Abhinav Sanskriti Kosh
2057 (2000) Buddhi Narayan Shrestha Nepalko Simana
 
Daulat Bikram Bista won the award in 1988 for his novel Jyoti Jyoti Mahajyoti.

1986– 1999Edit

Year in B.S. (in CE)[a] Author Work
2056 (1999) Dinesh Adhikari Atirikta Avilekh
2055 (1998) Dr. Keshab Prasad Upadhyaya Dukhanta Natak ko Srijana Parampara
2054 (1997) Lokendra Bahadur Chand Bisarjan
2053 (1996) Dr. Dayaram Shrestha Nepali Rastrya Jhanda
2052 (1995) Binod Prasad Dhital Yojana Gandha
2051 (1994) Father William Bourke SJ Sahi Shabda
2050 (1993) Sarad Chandra Sharma Bhattarai Madhyamik Nepali Gadhyakhan
2049 (1992) Dr. Bhabeshwor Pangeni Palpama Prajatantrik Andolanka Sayadin 2007
2048 (1991) Saru Bhakta Pagal Basti
2047 (1990) Bhanu Bhakta Pokhrel Mirtujanya Mahakabya
2046 (1989) Dr. Rajesh Gautam Nepalko Prajatantrik Andolanma Nepal Prajaparisadko Bhumika
2045 (1988) Daulat Bikram Bista Jyoti Jyoti Mahajyoti
2044 (1987) Rajeshwor Devkota Utsarga Prem
2043 (1986) Nayaraj Panta Likchhabi Sambatko Nirnaya
 
Dhruba Chandra Gautam won the award in 1983 for his novel Alikhit.

1971 – 1985Edit

Year in B.S. (in CE)[a] Author Work
2042 (1985) Mohanraj Sharma Baikuntha Express
2041 (1984) Kanchan Pudasaini Pratyagaman
2040 (1983) Dr. Dhruba Chandra Gautam Alikhit
2039 (1982) Madan Mani Dixit Madhabi
2038 (1981) Mohan Koirala Nadi Kinarka Majhi
2037 (1980) Jagdish Shumsher Rana Narsingh Avatar
2036 (1979) Nepalma Paramparagat Prabidhi
2035 (1978) Dhanush Chandra Gautam Ghamka Pailaharu
2034 (1977) Dr. Basudev Tripathi Lekhnath Poudhyalko Kabitwako Bishleshan Tatha Mulyakan
2033 (1976) Not Awarded
2032 (1975) Bhawani Bhikshu Aagat
2031 (1974) Not Awarded
2030 (1973) Dhana Bajra Bajracharya Licchavi Kaal ka Abhilekh
2029 (1972) Ishwor Ballav Aagoka Phoolharu Hun Aagoka Phoolharu Hoinan
2028 (1971) Karnali Lok Sanskriti
 
Parijat— the first woman to win the award.
 
Satya Mohan Joshi, one of the three winners of the first edition of the award.

1956 – 1970Edit

Year in B.S. (in CE)[a] Author Author
2027 (1970) Mahananda Sapkota Nepali Nirwachanko Ruprekha
2026 (1969) Taranath Sharma Belaet Tira Baralida
2025 (1969) Dharma Raj Thapa Mangali Kushum
Parasmani Pradhan Tipan Tapan
2024 (1967) Grishma Bahadur Devkota Nepalko Chapakhana ra Patrapatrikako Itihas
Shankar Lamichhane Abstract Chintan Pyaj
2023 (1966) Modanath Prasrit Manab Mahakabya
Uttam Kunwar Srasta ra Sahitya
2022 (1965) Parijat Shiris Ko Phool
2021 (1964) Laxmi Bahadur Shrestha Bastra Nirmand Kala
Nawaraj Chalise Prachin Hindu Arthashastra
Mukunda Sharan Upadhyaya Prakrit Pokhara
Balkrishna Pokhrel Nepali Bhasa ra Sahitya
2020 (1963) Janaklal Sharma Josamani Santa Parampara ra Sahitya
Komalnath Adhikari Naisdhir Charit
2019 (1962) Gopal Prasad Rimal Aamako Sapana
2018 (1961) Ramesh Bikal Naya Sadak Ko Geet
2017 (1960) Bhim Nidhi Tiwari Bishfot
Satyamohan Joshi Nepali Rashtriya Mudra
2016 (1959) Nityaraj Pandey Mahakavi Devkota
2015 (1958) Ganga Bikram Sijapati Udhyan
Krishna Chandra Singh Pradhan Kabi Byathit ra Kabya Sadhana
2014 (1957) Karunakar Vaidya Mitrika Udhyog
Leeladhwaj Thapa Mann (novel)
2013 (1956) Balram Joshi Adhikbibhav Sthirbidhoot Utpadhak
Chittaranjan Nepali Janaral Bhimsen Thapa ra Tatkalin Nepal
Satyamohan Joshi Hamro Lok Sanskriti

TriviaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Official website".
  3. ^ Bajracharya, Srizu (24 September 2021). "Madan Puraskar: Its significance and criticisms it often gathers". The Kathmandu Post. Archived from the original on 7 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  4. ^ "मदन पुरस्कार 'अग्‍नि'लाई, जगदम्बा श्री श्रेष्ठलाई". ekantipur.com (in Nepali). Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  5. ^ "दुर्गाप्रसाद श्रेष्ठलाई जगदम्बा-श्री सम्मान र नवराज लम्साललाई मदन पुरस्कार". Himal Khabar. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Madan Puraskar Guthi announces shortlist of eight books for award". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  7. ^ Magazine, New Spolight. "Bhagiram Ingnam Wins Madan Puraskar, Bhairab Bahadur Thapa Wins Jagdamba Shree 2077". SpotlightNepal. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  8. ^ "The Center for Children's Books announces the winner of the 2006 Gryphon Award". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. 59 (7): 333. 2006. doi:10.1353/bcc.2006.0145. ISSN 1558-6766.
  9. ^ "Baniya's 'Maharani' wins Madan Puraskar this year - OnlineKhabar English News". 20 September 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  10. ^ "7 books shortlisted for Madan Puraskar". Khabarhub. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  11. ^ Magazine, New Spolight. "Yogesh Raj's Ranhar Wins Madan Purashakar And JagadambaShree For Bairagi Kainali". SpotlightNepal. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  12. ^ Republica. "Seven books nominated for Madan Puraskar". My City. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  13. ^ Republica. "Karki wins Madan Puraskar; Jagadambashree to Manandhar". My Republica. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Madan Puraskar Winner – मदन पुरस्कार गुठी".
  15. ^ "Poet Ghanshyam Kandel wins Madan Puraskar 2073". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  16. ^ "प्रिन्ट संस्करण - 'पहिले प्रकाशक भेटिएन, अहिले थामिनसक्नु' - शैली - कान्तिपुर समाचार". Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  17. ^ Republica. "7 books nominated for Madan Puraskar". My Republica. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  18. ^ madanpuraskar.org/guthi/madanpuraskar-2072bs-event/
  19. ^ "Radha Paudel's war memoir receives Madan Puraskar". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 30 October 2021.

NotesEdit

  1. ^[a] Year in B.S. = Year in C.E. + 56\57; 2077 B.S. = 2020/2021

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