The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

THE POWER OF WORDS

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Non-Fiction recognises new talent in the Indian literary space in the non-fiction genre.

2023 Recipient

The 2023 winner of the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction is Vajpayee: The ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924-1977 by Abhishek Choudhary (Pan Macmillan India/Picador).

2023 Shortlist

Courting India: England, Mughal India and the origins of Empire

  • Nandini Das
  • (Bloomsbury India)

Marginlands: Indian landscapes on the brink

  • Arati Kumar-Rao
  • (Pan Macmillan India/Picador)

Vajpayee: The ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924-1977

  • Abhishek Choudhary
  • (Pan Macmillan India/Picador)

2023 Longlist

Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire

  • Nandini Das
  • Bloomsbury India

Heavy Metal: How a Global Corporation Poisoned Kodaikanal

  • Ameer Shahul
  • Pan Macmillan India

Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink

  • Arati Kumar-Rao
  • Pan Macmillan India/Picador

South vs North: India’s Great Divide

  • Nilakantan RS
  • Juggernaut Books

Vajpayee: The ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924-1977

  • Abhishek Choudhary
  • Pan Macmillan India/Picador

Vivekananda: The Philosopher Of Freedom – How the Sangh Parivar’s Greatest Icon is its Arch Nemesis

  • Govind Krishnan V.
  • Aleph Book Company

2023 Jury

  • Arun Katiyar

    Arun Katiyar a former journalist, is a content and communication consultant and author
  • Deepika Sorabjee

    Deepika Sorabjee leads the arts and culture portfolio at the Tata Trusts
  • Sanjukta Sharma

    Sanjukta Sharma is a writer, critic, columnist, and editor, with a special interest in wellness.
  • Taran N.Khan

    Taran N. Khan is a journalist and writer and winner of the 2020 Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction
  • Tina Nagpaul

    Tina Nagpaul is a filmmaker and Associate Festival Director, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest

Past Recipients

Whole Numbers and Half-Truths

2022

  • by Rukmini S.
  • Westland

Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought

2021

  • Kavitha Iyer
  • HarperCollins

Shadow City

2020

  • Tarun N. Khan
  • Penguin Random House

A Stranger Truth

2019

  • Ashok Alexander
  • Juggernaut

Asia Reborn

2018

  • Prasenjit K Basu
  • Aleph Book Company

Indica

2017

  • Pranay Lal
  • Allen Lane

The Ivory Throne

2016

  • Manu S. Pillai
  • HarperCollins

The Seasons Of Trouble

2015

  • Rohini Mohan
  • HarperCollins

Capital

2014

  • Rana Dasgupta
  • HarperCollins