Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 Shortlist

We are thrilled to reveal our ten finalists!

The deliberation was not an easy job for our judging panel. In the process many names were lost, big or new, all equally brilliant.
All our finalists are examples of excellence in writing, all conveying the deepest human perplexities with great empathy and truth that resonates deep within.

Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 shortlist (in alphabetical order)

Amit Chaudhuri “The Immortals” literary fiction

Rana Dasgupta“Solo” literary fiction

K. Madavane“To Die in Benares” translated from the French language by Blake Smith, literary fiction (poetic prose/short stories)

Jayanta Mahapatra“Hesitant Light” poetry

Neel Mukherjee“The Lives of Others” literary fiction

Manoj Pandey”The Legacy of Nothing” illustrations by Yuko Shimizu, literary fiction (poetic prose/ short stories)

Kala Ramesh”Beyond the Horizon Beyond” haiku & haibun

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi”The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay” literary fiction

Menka Shivdasani”Frazil” poetry

Jeet Thayil”The Book of Chocolate Saints” literary fiction

The winner was announced at the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 awarding ceremony on April 23rd, 6pm in India International Centre, IIC, New Delhi, on this website and our social media, Twitter and Facebook and Instagram

This year, by our unvarying support for education and protection of children, we dedicated to children and children rights. We emphasized universal human rights for education and carefree childhood, and inspiring action against child labor and child exploitation.

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