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Updated: September 4, 2009 18:06 IST

Nilekani’s ‘Imagining India’ wins Readers’ Choice Award

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Nandan Nilekani with his book ‘Imagining India’, which won the Readers’ Choice Award for non-fiction at this year’s Indiaplaza Golden Quill Awards. Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar
Nandan Nilekani with his book ‘Imagining India’, which won the Readers’ Choice Award for non-fiction at this year’s Indiaplaza Golden Quill Awards. Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar

Former Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani’s book ‘Imagining India’ has won the Readers’ Choice Award for Non-fiction at this year’s Indiaplaza Golden Quill Awards.

Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Sea of Poppies’ bagged the Jury Prize for the best book as well as the Readers’ Choice Award for Fiction at a function in Bengaluru.

Established last year, the Indiaplaza Golden Quill Awards are decided by an online poll and rewards the best fiction and non-fiction writing of the year by an Indian author domiciled in the country.

The award in each category carries a cash prize, a citation and a trophy. This year’s jury comprised of veteran journalist Mukund Padmanabhan, Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale and writer-actor Tom Alter.

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