Hutch Crossword Book awards. See:
"Vikram Chandra, Vikram Seth win Crossword Book Awards"
OUTLOOK, MUMBAI, FEB 22 2007 (PTI)
Vikram Chandra’s SACRED GAMES was the winner for English-language fiction,
and Vikram Seth’s TWO LIVES for English-language non-fiction.
I have myself written about both books, in various postings on this blog
In addition, "In a Forest, A Deer" by the Tamil writer C. S. Lakshmi
(translator Lakshmi Holmstrom) and "Kesavan’s Lamentations", by the
Malayalam writer M. Mukundan (translator A J Thomas) were joint winners in
the Indian Language Fiction Translation category.
Kiran Desai secured the Hutch Crossword Popular Book
Award for her Booker-winning novel "The Inheritance of Loss" (selected on
the basis by
SMSs sent by readers).
Kunal Basu ("Racists"), Manju Kapur ("Home"), Fali S. Nariman ("India’s
Legal System: Can It Be Saved"), Janaki Bakhale ("Two Men and Music")
Sanjay Suri ("Brideless in Wembley"), and Kiran Desai again were among
other contenders in the fiction and non-fiction categories.