Kiran Doshi, a retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, won The Hindu Prize 2016 on 15th Jan 2017.
It was for his third major work of fiction, Jinnah Often Came to Our House.
The book is set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the start of the 20th century closing with the Partition and Independence.Shortlisted works were:
- Anil Menon’s Half Of What I Say,
- Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s The Adivasi Will Not Dance,
- Kunal Basu’s Kalkatta and
- Manjula Padmanabhan’s The Island of Lost Girls.
The award was given away by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks at the ongoing The Hindu Lit for Life fest.
Earlier on 14h Jan 2017, contemporary artist Gulamohammed Sheikh inaugurated The Hindu Lit for Life 2017.