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Rahul Bhattacharya wins Hindu Lit award

Rahul Bhattacharya's debut novel, The Sly Company of People Who Care, has won the The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a plaque.

books Updated: Nov 01, 2011 07:15 IST

Rahul Bhattacharya's debut novel, The Sly Company of People Who Care, has won the The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a plaque.

The book, which narrates a young Indian's Caribbean adventures in the company of a Guyanese diamond-hunter, won the award for “its consummate artistry, its refusal to exoticise India — or Guyana … and its non-judgmental attitude to the characters, reports The Hindu.

The award was presented by MP Shashi Tharoor.

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