Crossword book awards, any of a series of indian literary awards established in 1998. Srinagar is one of several mughal gardens, which were laid out in several parts of south asian under mughal rule. That the illustrious jury picked my book from amongst so many of indias best writers was truly gratifying. These are the books wed wholeheartedly recommend to our friends, books wed clear our social calendar to finish, books we returned to eagerly even when we could barely focus our eyes on a page. With five award categories and more than 300 entries, it is now one of the most respected literary awards in the country. The inheritance of loss, kiran desai the inheritance of loss is the second novel by indian author kiran desai. William dalrymple fras frsl frgs frse born william hamiltondalrymple on 20 march 1965 is a scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a broadcaster and critic. A girl and a river was awarded the vodafone crossword prize in 2007. The award was known as the vodafone crossword book award from 2008, following the purchase of hutchison essar by english telecommunications giant. The crossword book award is an indian book award hosted by crossword bookstores and their sponsors.
First tui of the new decade recognises mel parsons as best folk artist. Looking for online definition of vcba or what vcba stands for. Vodafone crossword book award 2010 fiction winners omair. I was fortunate to come across the book, shottorer dinguli the seventies by debashis bhattacharya. The government of india awarded him the civilian honour of padma shri in 2007. Vodafone crossword book award 2010 fiction winners omair ahmad anjali joseph the vodafone crossword book awards were announced on 2nd september 2011 at ncpa, tata theatre, mumbai. Twinkle khanna, sadhguru and chetan bhagat are among the authors who have been shortlisted for the 15th edition of the crossword book award, with devdutt pattanaik leading. Crossword book awards not only recognize and reward good writing, but also actively promote indian authors and their books making it the only indian award of its kind to do so. How vodafone won a digital workplace of the year award. Amitav ghosh, winner of the 2016jury,flood of fire. It also received the golden quill awards this year. It won a number of awards, including the man booker prize for that year, the national book critics circle fiction award in 2007, and the 2006 vodafone crossword book award. Vodafone ghana music awards 2017full list of winners for 2017.
It was a wonderful honour to receive the crossword book award for leila, my first novel. The famous indian novelist kiran desai india study channel. His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the duff cooper memorial prize, the thomas cook travel book award, the sunday times young british writer of the year award. Sacred games combines the ambition of a 20thcentury social novel with a copsandgangster detective thriller. The awards are now, deservedly, an important feature in the indian literary landscape. Peer is a fellow at open society institute and lives in new. Nominees for the vodafone crossword book award 2007.
Penguin india wins top honours at the vodafone crossword. Her novels have been listed for several awards including the commonwealth writers prize, the crossword award, the man asia and the dsc prize for south asian literature. For her work, she was awarded the betty trask prize in 2011. Penguin india wins top honours at the vodafone crossword book awards. The show started with the redcarpet which was hosted by berla mundi and elikem kumordzi.
Sacred games novel sacredgames wiki fandom powered. The award was known as the vodafone crossword book award from 2008, following the purchase of hutchison essar by english telecommunications giant vodafone group. He also received together with margaret atwood the israeli dan david prize. Penguin india has scooped three awards at the 2011 vodafone crossword book awards, indias premier book awards. It was the cowinner of the vodafone crossword book award in 2009, as well as cowinner of the 2010 dan david prize. The 18th edition of the vodafone ghana music awards 2017 happened at the accra international conference centre, yesterday 8th april,2017. Sacred games is a book by vikram chandra published in 2006. Emerging writer ashwin sanghi chanakyas chant and anjali joseph saraswati park have won the vodafone crossword book award 2010 in the. While any talk of literary awards, especially indian writing in english, eventually leads to bookers, whitbreads and pulitzers in spite of our very own sahitya akademi and jnanpith awards vodafone crossword book award is slowly but surely gaining prominence as a veritable indian version of the booker prize. Vodafone crossword book award book awards librarything.
Emerging writer ashwin sanghi has won the vodafone crossword book award 2010 in the popular fiction category for chanakyas. Shalimar the clown derives its name from shalimar gardens, in the vicinity of srinagar. Ruskin bonds mr olivers diary, immortals of meluha by amish tripathiand upamanyu chatterjees way to go are amongst the 30 books shortlisted for. The awards ceremony for books published in 2009 was held on 20 august at the tata theatre at the national centre for performing arts in mumbai. The vodafonecrossword book awards 2008 shortlist is starstudded and finding place are the enchantress of florence by salman rushdie, sea of poppies by amitav ghosh, unaccustomed earth by jhumpa lahiri, past continuous by neel mukherjee and escape by manjula padmanabhan. The crossword book award is the only forum in india that gives a face to indian authors and indian literature, with a wellrounded jury mining gems from.
Vodafone is the first uk operator to abolish roaming charges across 50 european destinations, with the launch of vodafone global roaming 2016 in partnership with the british library, vodafone commemorates the 400th anniversary of shakespeares death, making some of the earliest and rarest editions of his plays available to all in digital format. Author rajni bakshi, prominent for her writing on sociopolitical movements in india, won two awards for her book bazaars, conversations and freedom at the vodafone crossword book awards for 2009. Curfewed night, his first book, won one of indias top literary awards, the vodafone crossword book award for english non fiction. It almost seems eerie that i read this book given the recent religious strife in orissa.
Vodafone crossword book award shortlist book awards. Vcba is listed in the worlds largest and most authoritative dictionary database of. The book won desai various awards including the man booker prize in 2006 and the national book critics circle fiction award. Crossword book awards indian literary awards britannica. Annie zaidi writes poetry, essays, and fiction in english and hindi. Vodafonecrossword book awards reflections of a silverfish.
We have also been humbled with several awards and prizes, from across the globe. The world is now much engaged in working out how mindless markets can be made to function. Hemali sodhi is an independent consultant and has spent over two decades in publishing in india, most. The shortlist for vodafonecrossword book award 2009, for fiction category was announced in new delhi on friday. The crossword book award announces shortlist for its popular choice award the winners for the popular fiction and nonfiction books will be selected through online voting. Vodafone and crossword comes together once again in a beautiful amalgamation, indias answer to the pulitzer, the booker or the commonwealth the vodafone crossword book awards vcba 2010. The book came out in the year 20, i read it in 2014, then sometime again but i dont remember when, and am now reading again now in 2020. The nominations have been longlisted from entries received from indian publishers in three categories english fiction, indian language fiction translation and english nonfiction. The book won the 2006 duff cooper memorial prize for history and biography, and the 2007 vodafone crossword book award. Vodafone ghana music awards 2017full list of winners for. Speaking on the occasion, chief executive officer of crossword bookstores chandrashekhar navalkar said, vodafone crossword book award has come a long way since its inception. Indias leading cellular service provider and crossword, indias leading chain of lifestyle bookstores, announced the first list of nominees for the vodafone crossword book award 2007. Recognised as the top 10 most trusted brands in the country brand trust report 2018 by trust research advisory. Shalimar the clown is a 2005 novel by salman rushdie.
The personal address book is a list of your personal one net efax contacts. Sriram, founder crossword bookstores, delivering the introductory speech at the vodafone crossword book awards held at ncpa, mumbai on 2nd september 2011. Vodafone sakhi won black, gold and 4 blue elephants awards at kyoorius creative awards 2018. Penguin india scoops three awards at the 2011 vodafone.
Vodafone uks company history and achievements vodafone. When vodafone set out on its digital journey in 2008. This novel remained as a landmark of her successful career and she was able to grab covetous man booker prize in 2006, as well as the national book critics circle fiction award in the same year and vodafone crossword book award. The novel also won the desmond elliott prize and the vodafone crossword book award for fiction. Announcing the finalists for best folk artist, the first tui of the ne. Scouts honour, i was definitely not intrigued by the fact that as a boy i stayed on campbell road. Penguin india won top honours at this years vodafone crossword book awards for best fiction book, best nonfiction book and best popular book, continuing penguins success at the prestigious awards. Some of our books have been shortlisted for the atta galatta bangalore literature festival book prize, man asian literary prize, awards for excellence in book production by the federation of indian publishers and the vodafonecrossword book award. Its not true anymore that a good book sells by itself. Bantering with bandits and other true tales, was shortlisted for the vodafone crossword book awards. Ruskin bonds book shortlisted for literary award books.
Besides these awards she was short listed for the award of orange prize for fiction for her novel the inheritance of. River of smoke was shortlisted for the man asian literary prize 2011. Here you can add, edit or remove any contacts from within or outside your organization. The awards were announced at a glittering function in the nehru auditorium in mumbai on thursday evening. She is the author of bazaars, conversations and freedom which won two vodafone crossword book awards, one in the non fiction category, and one in the popular award category. Joseph, sanghi win vodafone crossword awards books. Upon release, it received critical acclaim and subsequently won the vodafone crossword book award. The crossword book award announces shortlist for its.
The economist named maximum city as one of its books of the year for 2004. Peer is a fellow at open society institute and lives in new york. Penguin once again dominated the awards, with three wins out of the five categories available, and no less than twelve books on the awards shortlist. The market economy can be vigorous and productive, but also amazingly stupid and degenerate. Amongst her other short stories are elixir, that appeared in boo, an anthology of ghost stories and the boy to chase the crows away that was shortlisted in the best asian short stories 2017 by kitaab. This is the pinnacle of vodafone globals recognition programme. Sivaraman balakrishnan, marketing manager of the bookstore chain crossword, says the trend reflects the new profile of the author. He was a witness to the nightmare of violence and killings that calcutta lived through during 197071. Heres a list of 20 gems of indian english literature you must read. Vodafone, runnerup in the digital workplace of the year 2017 awards, talks to paul miller about the company and the people behind the award entry in this episode of digital workplace impact. A girl and a river won the vodafone crossword award, 2007.763 1192 1203 1477 1432 986 1285 30 781 1498 616 1340 603 551 225 1414 152 212 126 382 808 943 784 1122 1454 1400 218 1279 1046 1395 639 970 1433 740 539