Raj Kamal Jha wins Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize



Journalist-author, Raj Kamal Jha has received the third Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his novel, “The City and The Sea”. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winner of the $5,000 prize was introduced on-line in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jha’s guide, which relies on the December 2012 Nirbhaya rape and homicide case, was chosen from ten shortlisted books together with Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island, Nirmala Govindarajan’s Taboo and Ranjit Hoskote’s Jonahwhale.

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Other winners:

  • The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement 2020 was conferred to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the late Sultan of Oman and The People of Oman,
  • Renowned Indian choreographer Sandip Soparrkar for his contribution to the betterment of society by way of his initiative Dance for a Cause.

About the Prize:

The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was based in 2018 by US-based writer Bundalo as a platform for world peace, literature, artwork, training and human rights. Last yr, British Indian novelist Rana Dasgupta was awarded the literary prize for his novel Solo. The award additionally recognises works in direction of human rights and world peace with the Social Achievement Prize.


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