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Kancha Ilaiah Wins Award

Kancha Ilaiah has won the prestigious London Institute of South Asia (LISA) Award for 2008 for his book Why I am Not a Hindu. Richly deserved. I’m happy also for his publishers, Samya and Navayana. See here for the news, … Continue reading

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And Then Silence

It’s now two whole days since the awards ceremony concluded. There has been total silence from the press, with not even a routine parroting of official press releases. As Supriyadi comments on the preceding post, so far it’s only my … Continue reading

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The Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2007

The suspense is over. Yesterday at a glittering ceremony at the Nehru Centre in Worli, Mumbai, the winners in the four categories of the Vodafone Crossword Book Award were announced. Attendance on the part of shortlistees was good, with about … Continue reading

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Orphaned

Crossword has confirmed the shortlist and sent me the link to it, but unfortunately this appears to be an orphaned page and there don’t seem to be any links to it from Crossword’s homepage, or at least I couldn’t discover … Continue reading

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And the Shortlist Is…

I got a pleasant surprise this morning when my editor mailed me to say that City of Love has been shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. Here is the shortlist, crossposted from Karri Sriram’s blog. Thanks Sriram. FICTION: 1. … Continue reading

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City of Love Longlisted for Vodafone Crossword Book Award

The City of Love is on the long list for this year’s Vodafone Crossword Book Award (that used to be the Hutch Crossword Book Award but got rebranded along with the company). The competition this year is very stiff, as … Continue reading

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And Finally, the SHARP DeLong Prize

So the citation for the 2006 SHARP book prize has finally arrived. My thanks to the SHARP deLong Prize committee and to the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing for this recognition, including Shafquat Tawheed, Alexis Weedon, … Continue reading

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