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

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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.

2021 Recipient

The 2021 winner of the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award for Non Fiction is Born A Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India by Ghazala Wahab (Aleph).

2021 Shortlist

Born a Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India

  • Ghazala Wahab
  • Aleph

The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

  • Sonia Shah
  • Bloomsbury

Undercover: My Journey into the Darkness of Hindutva

  • Ashish Khetan
  • Westland

2021 Longlist

Born a Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India

  • Ghazala Wahab
  • Aleph

Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India's First Women in Medicine

  • Kavitha Rao
  • Westland

Space. Life. Matter.: The Coming of Age of Indian Science

  • Hari Pulakkat
  • Hachette

The Braided River: A Journey Along the Brahmaputra

  • Samrat Choudhury
  • HarperCollins

The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

  • Sonia Shah
  • Bloomsbury

Undercover: My Journey into the Darkness of Hindutva

  • Ashish Khetan
  • Westland

2021 Jury

  • Amrita Shah

    Author and journalist
  • Dilip D'Souza

    Author and journalist
  • Nivedita Menon

    Author, scholar, professor of Political Thought at JNU
  • Sanjay Johri

    Independent director and former Managing Director of Voltas and Reader's Digest
  • Tina Nagpaul

    Committee Member, Tata Literature Live!; writer and filmmaker

Past Recipients

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