Kiran Nagarkar was awarded the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for his excellent contribution to the world of literature with books such as Cuckold and the Ravan and Eddie trilogy.
Winning awards and laurels for his outstanding literary works is no new feat for this author, and at this edition of the festival, Seth was awarded with the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award. Seth has outstanding works such as An Equal Music and A Suitable Boy to his credit, along with collections of poetry.
Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India is a book that chronicles the history of the Gita Press and its impact on propagating and shaping a strong pro-Hindu voice and political opinion. This well-researched book has won its author, Akshaya Mukul, the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year for Non-Fiction Award.
A must-read for entrepreneurs, Prof TT Ram Mohan’s book, Rethinc: What’s Broke at Today’s Corporations and How to Fix It, talks about the 3 problems that plague all corporates and how they can be resolved. At this year’s LitFest, Prof Mohan won the award for the Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year.
Red Maize, a book by Danesh Rana, won the author the award for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Fiction. The author has made a promising attempt at telling the tale of a mother’s dilemma through a dramatic story about her sons, based in Morha Madana, a village overlooking the Chenab.
In a feat that’s not literary but just as impressive, Bibhuti Nayak, an Indian journalist, broke the existing Guinness World Record for most knuckle push-ups in 1 minute. Surpassing Arthur Weaver III’s record of 76 push-ups a minute, Nayak set a new record by performing a whopping 83 knuckle push-ups in 60 seconds!
Written By : Shirley Mistry