The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

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Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

Tata Literature Live! Book of The Year Award – Non Fiction

The Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award for Non Fiction has been constituted to recognise noteworthy work in the Indian literary space in the non fiction genre.

2022 Recipient

The 2022 winner of the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award for Non Fiction is Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas by Anirudh Kanisetti (Juggernaut Books).

2022 Shortlist

Better to Have Gone: Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville

  • Akash Kapur
  • Simon and Schuster India

Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas

  • Anirudh Kanisetti
  • Juggernaut Books

The Silent Coup: A History of India's Deep State

  • Josy Joseph
  • Westland

2022 Longlist

Ancient India: Culture of Contradictions

  • Upinder Singh
  • Aleph Book Company

Better to Have Gone: Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville

  • Akash Kapur
  • Simon and Schuster India

Field Notes from a Waterborne Land: Bengal Beyond the Bhadralok

  • Parimal Bhattacharya
  • HarperCollins Publishers

Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas

  • Anirudh Kanisetti
  • Juggernaut Books

The Silent Coup: A History of India's Deep State

  • Josy Joseph
  • Westland

2022 Jury

  • Girish Kuber

    Author and editor, Loksatta.
  • Palash Mehrotra

    Author and columnist
  • Moomal Mehta

    Entrepreneur and founder Crossover Catalyst
  • Inakshi Sobti

    CEO of Asia Society India Centre
  • Tina Nagpaul

    Filmmaker and member of Literature Live! festival committee

Past Recipients

Born A Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India

2021

  • Ghazala Wahab
  • Aleph

Sebastian & Sons

2020

  • T.M Krishna
  • Westland

Early Indians

2019

  • Tony Joseph
  • Juggernaut

The RSS

2018

  • Walter K. Andersen and Shridhar D. Damle
  • Viking

Age Of Anger

2017

  • Pankaj Mishra
  • Juggernaut

The Gene

2016

  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Penguin Random House India

Gita Press and The Making of Hindu India

2015

  • Akshaya Mukul
  • HarperCollins

A Southern Music

2014

  • T M Krishna
  • HarperCollins