Jinnah Often Came to Our House: Kiran Doshi
The book titled Jinnah Often Came to Our House was in news as the author Kiran Doshi on 15 January 2017 was awarded The Hindu Prize 2016.
The book, which is a work of fiction, is set against the political turmoil of the Indian Subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.
Doshi was among the five authors shortlisted from around 60 entries for the seventh edition of the prestigious prize. The shortlisted works included Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s The Adivasi Will Not Dance, Kunal Basu’s Kalkatta, Anil Menon’s Half of What I Say and Manjula Padmanabhan’s The Island of Lost Girls.
About The Hindu Prize
• The Hindu Prize is an Indian literary award sponsored by The Hindu Literary Review.
• It was established in 2010.
• The award recognizes Indian works in English and English translation.
• The award was formerly called The Hindu Best Fiction Award.
• The Prize, along with a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh, was given away by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks at the ongoing The Hindu Lit for Life fest.
• The Hindu Lit for Life fest was inaugurated on 14 January 2017 by contemporary artist Gulamohammed Sheikh.
• The winner of the 2015 Hindu Prize was Easterine Kire’s When the River Sleeps.
What: Won 2016 Hindu Prize
When: 15 January 2017