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 u0026amp; Recognition Subcommittee of Ananda Mandir. Deadline for nominations (with supporting documents) for the 2019 awards is July 31, 2019. Awards will be announced and presented in the Fall of 2019. For further details please contact Debajyoti Chatterji ( or Guru Chakravarty ( 

Click here to view the nomination form

Read about the 2018 winners.
Read about the 2017 winners.
Read about the 2016 winners.


Category:  ENGLISH

2018   -  Jayashree Chatterjee
2017   -  Satya Jeet - New Jersey
2016   -  Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay - Tennessee (Honorable Mention)
2016   -  Sonnet Mondal - Kolkata
2015   -  Vinita Agrawal - Mumbai
2014   -  Dipika Muhkerjee - Illinois
2013   -  Gouri Datta - Massachusetts
2012   -  Eva Khashnabish - New Delhi

Category:  BENGALI

2018   -  Subrata Kumar Das
2017   -  Uddalak Bharadwaj - Texas
2017   -  Suvro Datta - Washington
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