The 2021 winner, to receive GBP 50,000, will be announced on November 3 in an award ceremony held in partnership with the BBC at Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre.
The winners will be felicitated and awarded during the annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), scheduled to be held from December 10 to 12 at Bhubaneswar.
The sprawling novel follows the life of the eponymous blind matriarch who lives on the topmost floor of an old house with many stories.
The Prize was set up in 2018 to enhance the prestige of literary achievement in India and create greater visibility for contemporary Indian writing.
Amitav Ghosh argues that the nutmeg's violent trajectory from its native islands is revealing of a wider colonial mindset which justifies the exploitation of human life.
The amazing depiction of how children react to adult’s behavior pattern makes this book an interesting read. So, it would be a great reading experience for the adults too.
Hillary, who was trumped in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has co-authored the book with the 'New York Times' best-seller Canadian novelist, Louise Penny.
Rich in historical detail, Veena Muthuraman's action-packed 'The Grand Anicut' is a fascinating journey into one of the greatest periods in Indian history.
The three picture books will take readers through the adventures of a little girl called Inni who loves all animals, but especially cute little puppies.
Kiran Chadha observes in her book 'Magic of Indian Weddings' that irrespective of caste or creed there is a common thread in Indian marriages that keep them intact.