Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Awards For Literary Excellence

Gayatri Memorial Awards were established in 2010 to recognize authors who have demonstrated excellence in writing through their published essays, poems, short stories or plays. The awards have been made possible through a significant contribution from Jerry GaMarsh, husband of late Gayatri GaMarsh. Gayatri was an accomplished author and artist and a key member of the editorial team of Ananda Sangbad and Anandalipi.

Two cash awards are given each year to recognize outstanding works published in North America-based literary magazines within the last five years. One award will be given to an author of Bengali works, and another will be given to an author in English. Each award will consist of $500 in cash and a certificate.

The Gayatri Memorial Awards are administered through the Awards & Recognition Subcommittee of Ananda Mandir. Deadline for nominations (with supporting documents) for the 2017 awards is July 31, 2017. Awards will be announced and presented in the Fall of 2017. For further details please contact Debajyoti Chatterji ( or Guru Chakravarty (

Click here to view the nomination form


Category:  ENGLISH

2016   -  Sonnet Mondal - Kolkata

2016   -  Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay - Tennessee (Honorable Mention)

2015   -  Vinita Agrawal - Mumbai

2014   -  Dipika Muhkerjee - Illinois

2013   -  Gouri Datta - Massachusetts

2012   -  Eva Khashnabish - New Delhi

2011   -  Tathagata Ghosh - New Jersey

Category:  BENGALI

2016   -  Sujay Datta - Ohio

2015   -  Parom Bandopadhyay - Michigan and Rahul Ray - Massachusetts

2014   -  Indrani Mondal - Illinois

2013   -  Sumit Nag - Massachusetts and Ivy Chatterjee - Jharkand

2012   -  Bakul Banerjee - Illinois and Kooheli Chatterji - New Jersey

2011   -  Gouri Datta - Massachusetts

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