The much-awaited shortlist for The Hindu Prize 2015 is finally out! The panel of distinguished judges has selected six books from which the winner will finally be chosen. The jury comprised well-known authors K. Satchidanandan, Susie Tharu, Antara Dev Sen, Arshia Sattar and columnist and author Pradeep Sebastian.
According to K Satchidanandan, “The five members of the jury among them read the books that were submitted for consideration and exchanged notes evaluating the books they had read and also recommending those that they felt were worthy of the shortlist to one another. Each member finally prepared his/her own shortlist. There were many books that were common to all or most lists and some that had appeared only in one list. After a final round of discussion, we decided to choose six books that had appeared at least in two lists.”