The third edition of the Kamala Chattopadhyay- New India Foundation Book Prize was jointly given to Jairam Ramesh and Amit Ahuja . The award is given for the best non-fiction book on contemporary/modern India. The debutant author Amit Ahuja won the prize for this book, Mobilising the Marginalized : Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements (Oxford University Press), and Jairam Ramesh for A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V. K. Krishna Menon (Penguin Random House).
Historian Ramachandra Guha; entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani; historians Srinath Raghavan and Nayanjot Lahiri and entrepreneur Manish Sabharwal, were the members of the jury chaired by political scientist Niraja Gopal Jayal. Now in its third year, previous winners of the prize include Milan Vaishnav for his When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics (HarperCollins) in 2018 and Ornit Shani for How India Became Democratic (Penguin Random House) last year. The award carries a citation and a cash prize of rupees fifteen lakh, that will be shared by the two authors.