(Last Updated on : 16/08/2014)
Santhali has, since long, essentially served as a tribal and aboriginal language, not enlisted within the two basic recognised Indian language families, comprising Indo-Aryan language family and the Dravidian language family. However, Sahitya Akademi, deemed India's most prestigious literary organisation, necessitating every exceptional writer and his authorship, does comprehend Santhali into its integral writing style and path-breaking phenomena. As such,
Santhali literature and their unique authors receiving the Sahitya Akademi Award is as follows:
||Chet Re Cikayena (Play)
||Guru Gomke Pondet Raghunath Murmu (Biography)
||Ram Chandra Murmu
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