Akshaya Mukul Wins Shakti Bhatt Prize

IAS Prelims 2023

Journalist Akshaya Mukul has been awarded the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”.

Jury chose Mukul’s book for its “eye-opening and captivating exploration into a parallel literary culture that can often feel at a great remove from English-speaking metropolitan India”.

Other authors on the shortlist were Manu S. Pillai for “The Ivory Throne”, Madhu Gurung for “The Keeper of Memories”, Sophia Khan for “Yasmeen”, Nisid Hajari for “Midnight’s Furies” and Kanishk Tharoor for “Swimmer Among the Stars”.