59 Madan Puraskar Award Winner Books – 2018 award goes to Nilam Karki Niharika for Yogmaya

Writer Nilam Karki Niharika is awarded the Madan Puraskar of 2075 year for her book titled ‘Yogmaya’. The writer is the writer of another book ‘Chirharan’ which was one of the top 7 books selected for the award last year.

Yogmaya is a historical character who had fight against the Rana ruler of that time. She is considered a saint and an influential female figure of the history of Nepal. That was in the time when women were not considered credible human being and were treated as the property of her husband or father or somebody male.

To honour the effort in the development of children literature for the last five decades, the Jagadamba Shree award was awarded to Shantadas Manandhar.

MadanPuraskar is considered the most prestigious literature award in Nepal, given to outstanding book in the Nepali language published within the Nepali calendar year.

Award winning books in the past

59 Madan Puraskar winners

After starting in 2013 BS, 59 writers have been awarded Madan Puraskar so far. Here is the full list of the winners from 2013 to 2075 BS:

  1. Yogmaya – Nilam Karki Niharika (2075)
  2. Dhritarastra by Ghana Shyam Kandel (2074)
  3. Aina by Ramlal Joshi (2073)
  4. Khushi – by Vijay Kumar Pandey(2072)
  5. Khalangama Hamala by Radha Poudel(2071)
  6. Damini Bhir by Rajan Mukarung (2070)
  7. Seto Dharti by Amar Neupane (2069)
  8. Jiwan Kanda Ki Phool – Jhamak Ghimire (2068)
  9. Nepalka Balinali Ra Tinko Digo Kheti by Narbahadur Saud (2067)
  10. Ke Hatko Tali – Yuvaraj Nayaghare
  11. Antarmanko Yatra by Jagadish Ghimire (2065)
  12. Chhapamarko Choro by Mahesh Bikram Shah
  13. Radha by Krishna Dharabashi (2063)
  14. Palpasa Cafe – Narayan Wagle (2062)
  15. Naya Ishworko Ghosana by Gopal Parajuli (2061)
  16. Abhinav Sanskriti Kosh by Hariram Joshi (2059)
  17. Nepalko Simana by Buddhinarayan Shrestha (2058)
  18. Atirikta Abhilekh by Dinesh Adhikari (2057)
  19. Dukhanta Natako Srijana Parampara by Dr. Keshav Prasad Upadhaya (2056)
  20. Bisarjan by Lokendra Bahadur Chand (2055)
  21. Nepali Rastriya Jhanda by Dr. Dayaram Shrestha (2053)
  22. Shahi Shabda by Binodprasad Dhital (2053)
  23. Shahi Shabda by Father William Bark (2052)
  24. Madhyamik Nepali Gadhyakhan by Sharad Chandra Sharma Bhattarai (2051)
  25. Palpama Prajatantrik Andolanka Sayadin (2007 BS) by Dr. Bhaweshwor Pangeni (2050)
  26. Pagalbasti by Sarubhakta (2049)
  27. Mrityunjaya Mahakavya by Bhanubhakta Pokharel
  28. Nepalko Prajantantrik Andolanma Nepal Prajaparishadko Bhumika by Dr. Rajesh Gautam
  29. Utsarga by Rajeshwor Devkota (2045)
  30. Lichchivi Sambatko Nirnaya – Nayanraj Panta (2044)
  31. Baikhunta Express by Mohanraj Sharma (2043)
  32. Pratyagaman by Kanchan Pudasaini (2042)
  33. Alikhit by Dr. Dhrubachandra Gautam (2040)
  34. Madhavi by Madan Mani Dikshit (2039)
  35. Nadi Kinarka Majhi by Mohan Koirala (2038)
  36. Narsingh Avatar – Jadish Shumsher Rana (2037)
  37. Nepalka Paramparagat Prabidhi by Dr. Chhabilal Gajurel, Karunakar Vaidya (2036)
  38. Ghamka Pailaharu by D.H. Goteme (2035)
  39. Lekhnath Poudelko Kavitwa Bishleshen and Mulyankan by Dr Basudev Tripathi (2034)
  40. Aagat by Bhawani Bhichhu (2032)
  41. Lichchivikalka Abhilekh by Dhan Bajra Bajracharya
  42. Aagoka Phulaharu huna Aagoka Phoolharu Hoinana by Ishworballav (2029)
  43. Karnali Lok Sanskriti by Pradeep Rimal, Chudamani Bandhu, Bihari Krishna Shrestha, Satyamohan Joshi, Sthirjung Bahadur Singh (2028)
  44. Nepali Nirbachanko Ruprekha by Mahananda Sapkota (2027)
  45. Belayat Tira Baralida by Tana Sharma (2026)
  46. Mangali Kushum by Dharma Raj Thapa (2025)
  47. Abstract Chintan: Pyaj by Shankar Lamichhane
  48. Manav Mahakabhya by Modnath Prashrit (2023)
  49. Shrishko Phool by Parijat (2022)
  50. Prakrit Pokhar by Mukunda Sharan Upadhaya (2021)
  51. Nepali Bhasha Ra Sahitya by Balkrishna Pokharel (2021)
  52. Josmani Santa Parampara ra Sahitya by Janaklal Sharma (2020)
  53. Aamako Sapana by Gopal Prasad Rimal (2019)
  54. Naya Sadakko Geet by Ramesh Bikal  (2018)
  55. Bisfot by Bhimnidi Tiwari (2017)
  56. Mahakavi Devkota by Nityaraj Pandey (2016)
  57. Kabi Byathit Ra Kavyasadhana by Krishna Chandra Singh Pradhan (2015)
  58. Mritirka Uddhyog by Karunakar Badhya (2014)
  59. Hamro Lok Sanskriti by Satyamohan Joshi (2013)

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