The 'Book of the Year' award that carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a memento, aims to recognise and encourage works by Indian writers in English, as well as regional literature translated into English.
Speaking at a session titled 'Truly Yours', senior Congress leader and the author of the book 'Why I Am A Hindu', Shashi Tharoor went on to state that there was 'no Hindu way', though there is 'my or his or her' Hindu way.
"My Seditious Heart" collects Arundhati Roy's entire work spanning over two decades since the author first decided to devote herself to the political essay as a way of "opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment."
Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev's book 'We The Sikhs' features pictures and paintings of 100 gurdwaras across the globe; and is divided into three sections- the Gurus, the history and artefacts and the gurudwaras
Based on transcripts of police-recorded conversations and unpublished information about the players at the key of the storm, including some of India's biggest names, the book talks of the rot at the heart of Indian cricket.