The Mumbai LitFest, ‘Tata literature live’ has honored writer Shanta Gokhale with the lifetime achievement award. She is a writer, translator, journalist and theatre critic. The is the collection of her selected writings in a book called, ‘The Engaged Observer’.
“I feel honored to be a Lifetime awardee of Tata Literature Live! It is a grand encouragement for me to go on writing and thinking. I am often asked about writing in English and Marathi. Both languages have a rhythm and cadence of their own,” Gokhale said after receiving the award.
She recently published her memoirs, One Foot on the Ground: A Life Told Through the Body. The Tata Literature Live!
There were awards for different categories. Publisher of the year award falls into the lap of “Penguin Random House. The book of the year award in the non- fiction category was presented to “ Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From” by Tony Joseph (Juggernaut).
First book award in the non-fiction category was given to “A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers” by Ashok Alexander (Juggernaut).
The business book of the year award went to “Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting: Creating the Magic of Radical and Sustainable Transformation” by Raghunath Mashelkar and Ravi Pandit (Penguin Random House).