Popular writer Devdutt Pattanaik and yogi Sadhguru, along with an array of other writers, have been shortlisted for the 15th Raymond Crossword Award 2017.
India’s first and one of the most prestigious Crossword award is organized to recognise and reward the best of Indian writing and Indian authors.
Sadhguru has been nominated in the nonfiction category for “Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide To Joy”. His book will compete with “Devlok” by Devdutt Pattanaik in the same category.
“Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India Through 50 Years of Advertising” by Ambi Parmeshwaran and “The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World” by Ruchir Sharma will go face to face in the Business and Management category.
THE organizers declared that Indian authors with great following such as Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Dutta, Sudha Murthy, Radhakrishnan Pillai and Chetan Bhagat also feature prominently in the shortlist.
In the biography category, Virat Kohli’s biography, “Driven” written by Vijay Lokapally will compete with “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored” co-authored with Meena Iyer, “An Unsuitable Boy” by Karan Johar, “Challenging Destiny,” Chhatrapati Shivaji’s biography by Medha Bhaskaran and “Rekha-The Untold Story” by Yasser Usman.