Sujatha Gidla wins 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

US-based Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla has won the prestigious 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for her book “Ants Among Elephant: An Untouchable Family And The Making Of Modern India”. It is an account of growing up in an ‘untouchable’ family in modern India. The winner receives a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a trophy. The prize is funded by the Shakti Bhatt Foundation & was set up in 2008 in memory of young writer Shakti.

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