In this interview, the journalist-writer answers questions about his perceived hatred towards activists and insensitivity to the weak. He also explains his writing process and reading habit.
The winners are traditionally announced at the closing session of the Festival and the awards ceremony will be streamed online on November 21.
Almost every top private or government publisher from India was forced to give the Sharjah International Book Fair, a miss last year.
What we all need to develop as leaders is the nuance that is required to lead everyone to a higher goal of education, says school teacher and writer Seema Malik.
Parinda Joshi's 'A House full of Men' is a tale about a loving Indian family that's also dysfunctional, people who can take a bullet for each other but can also be inconsiderate.
'Losing the Plot: Political Isolation of West Bengal' delineates the political character of the state and its people, the dream of its early leaders, and its shattering.
The title, 'Two and a half Rivers' is drawn from the historicity of the Partition which has left in its wake only half the rivers to India from the land of the five rivers.
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.