Who has won the 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize?
[A]Mahesh Rao
[B]Janice Pariat
[C]Akshaya Mukul
[D]Samanth Subramanian

Akshaya Mukul
Akshaya Mukul, the senior journalist, has been awarded the 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”. The book gives us details how a small regional press like Gita Press and Kalyan magazine and a determined individual ideologue can influence the mind-set of a nation, reconstruct a religion and seed the politics of separatism that flowers nearly a century later.