Bank of Baroda announces the six nominees of the ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ Award

Delhi, June 04, 2023: Bank of Baroda (Bank), one of India’s leading public sector banks, today announced the list of 6 Novels, shortlisted for the first edition of the ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ Award 2023.

The five-member awards jury chaired by renowned author and International Booker Prize winner Ms. Geetanjali Shree along with the other four jury members Mr. Arun Kamal, an Indian poet; Mr. Pushpesh Pant, an academic and food critic; Ms. Anamika, a contemporary Indian poet and novelist; and Mr. Prabhat Ranjan, a Hindi fiction writer and translator met on 1st June and selected the 6 books enumerated below in alphabetical order for the ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ Award 2023:

Original Novel Name

Original Language

Original Author Name

Translated Novel Name

Translator name

Abhipreta Kaala


Paramita Sathapathy

Abhipret Kaal

Ajoy Kumar Patnaik

Allah Miyan ka Karkhana


Mohsin Khan

Allah Miyan Ka Karkhana

Saeed Ahmad

Cheeni Kothi


Siddique Alam

Cheeni Kothi

Arjumand Ara

Ghar Palano Chhele


Manoranjan Byapari

Bhaga hua ladka

Amrita Bera



Manoj Borgaokar


Gorakh Thorat

Nemat Khana


Khalid Jawed

Nemat Khana

Zaman Tariq

‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ has been established by the bank to recognize and celebrate original Indian language literature and the translations of these works. This initiative offers a national platform to talented Indian writers from different parts of the country and will give a boost to Indian language literature as well as encourage literary translations.

The ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ Award will be presented to both the author of the original work and the translator of the book in to Hindi. The author of the original work and the respective Hindi translator of the award-winning book will receive Rs. 21.00 lakh and Rs. 15.00 lakh respectively. Moreover, the authors and the Hindi translators of the next five shortlisted books will receive Rs. 3.00 lakh and Rs.

2.00 lakh each respectively. The winner of the ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ Award will be announced on 11th June 2023 in Delhi.

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