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VOW Book Awards 2018

English Fiction

Feast: With a Taste of Amir Khusro by Bisma Tirmizi
Ravanaleela by Radha Viswanath
Mad Country: Stories by Samrat Upadhyay
Invisible Ties by Nadya A.R.
Pawan: The Flying Accountant by Sorabh Pant
 Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son by Anuja Chandramouli
Zelaldinus: A Masque by  Irwin Allan Sealy
The Demon Hunter of Chottanikkara: A Supernatural Thriller by S.V. Sujatha
The Lovers: A Novel by Amitava Kumar
The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil
In the game of Love
A Word Thrice Uttered
The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows
The Tree with a Thousand Apples
White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings
The Autograph Seeker
The Collected Works of Homen Borgohain
The Sting of Peppercorns
Don’t Run, My Love
Murder in Mahim
Harilal & Sons
When the Moon Shines by Day
The Girl Who Couldn’t Love
Upcountry Tales
Tourist Season
The CEO Who Lost His Head by Aditya Sinha
The Party Worker by  Omar Shahid Hamid
Loyal Stalkers by  Chhimi Tenduf-La
Mrs C Remembers by  Himanjali Sankar
Love in Lutyens' Delhi by  Amitabh Pandey
Tropical Detective: A Hari Majestic Mystery by  Zac O'Yeah
The Book Hunters of Katpadi: A Bibliomystery by  Pradeep Sebastian
A Few Good Friends by  Swati Kaushal
Bite of the Black Dogs by  Sanjay Bahadur
The Mauryan by  Komal Bhanver
Here Falls the Shadow by  Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
The Golden Dakini: The Maitreya Chronicles - Part 2 by  Charu Singh

English Non-Fiction

The Lost Arcanum by Navin Reuben Dawson
Dreams Implant by Partho Bose
On the Open Road by Stuti Changle
Corridors of Life by Ajay Kumar
Age of Aspiration by Devinder Sharma
Durand’s Curse: A Line Across the Pathan Heart by Rajiv Dogra
The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter by  Shilpa Raj
Failing to Succeed: The Story of India’s First E-Commerce Company by  K. Vaitheeswaran
1984: India’s Guilty Secret by  Pav Singh
Born to Be Hanged: Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by  Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
Pearl by the River by Sudipta Mitra
Listening for Well-Being: Conversations with People Not Like Us by Arun Maira
Captain Amarinder Singh
The Last Pilgrims
In Memory and Imagination
Issues White
My Life Does Not Have To Be Unhappy
Androgyny and Female
Notes from a Spanish Diary
Zanskar to Ziro
A Bonsai Tree
Wanderings Through the Garhwal Himalaya
Chandni Chowk
Intimacy Undone
Lone Fox Dancing
No Path in Darjeeling is Straight
The Secret Life of Zika Virus
An Unfinished Revolution: A Hostage Crisis, Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement by  Kishalay Bhattacharjee
Kranti Nation: India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution by  Pranjal Sharma
Whispers of War: An Afghan Freedom Fighter’s Account of the Soviet Invasion by  Masood Khalili
Walk the Talk: Women, Work, Equity, Effectiveness by  Anjali Hazarika
Criminal Love?: Queer Theory, Culture, and Politics in India by  R Raj Rao
Purdah to Piccadilly: A Muslim Woman’s Struggle for Identity by  Zarina Bhatty
The Life of Y: Engaging Millennials as Employees and Consumers by  Debashish Sengupta
The Wholesome Kitchen: Recipes to Nourish, Energize and Indulge Your Soul by Pooja Dhingra (Author),‎ Viddhi Dhingra (Author)
 Borderlands: Travels Along India's Boundaries  by Pradeep Damodaran
Click!: The Amazing Story of India's E-commerce Boom and Where it's Headed by Jagmohan Bhanver  (Author),‎ Komal Bhanver (Author)
Boom Country: The New Wave of Indian Enterprise by Alan Rosling
Buddha at Work: Finding Balance, Purpose and Happiness at Your Workplace by Geetanjali Pandit
Sell: The Art, the Science, the Witchcraft by Subroto Bagchi
A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions by Muhammad Yunus
On a Stormy Course: In the Hot Seat at St. Stephen's by Valson Thampu
The Flavour of Spice: Journeys, Recipes, Stories by Marryam H. Reshii
India Social: How Social Media is Leading the Charge and Changing the Country by Ankit Lal
Santro: The Car That Built a Company by B.V.R. Subbu
The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian: Delicious Meals from the Indian Kitchen by Nandita Iyer
The Book of Indian Dogs by S. Theodore Baskaran
How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy
The Indian Spy: The True Story of the Most Remarkable Secret Agent of World War II by Mihir Bose
Why Gandhi Still Matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy by Rajmohan Gandhi
Maid in India: Stories of Inequality and Opportunity Inside Our Homes by Tripti Lahiri
Asia Reborn: A Continent Rises from the Ravages of Colonialism and War to a New Dynamism by Prasenjit K. Basu
The Bengalis: A Portrait of a Community by  Sudeep Chakravarti
The Lucknow Cookbook by Chand Sur (Author), Sunita Kohli (Author)

Hindi Fiction

aaj baadal ban baras jaana hai Neelam Chandra
main behne lagi hun Neelam Chandra
handi ki raye ki - Dr.Kumudini Nautiyal
EHSAAS E MEHEK by ASHRIYA aka Tarvinder Kaur
Parchhaiyon Ka Samaysar by Kusum Ansal

Hindi Non-Fiction

Leek Se Hatkar by Shashi Shekhar

English Young Adult

house that spoke
Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador
The Little Ninja Sparrows
CBoy of Fire and Earth by Sami Shah
TAwaken: The Shakti Trilogy - Book 1 by  Ashok K Banker
Chase Your Dreams by Sachin Tendulkar
The Panchatantra: Teaching Tales of Old India by Narindar Uberoi Kelly
Bookworms & Jellybellies by Ranjini Rao  (Author),‎ Ruchira Ramanujam (Author)
The Trees of Medley Gardens by  Ranjit Lal
Cross Connection: The Big Circus Adventure by Jugal Hansraj
So You Want to Know About Economics by Roopa Pai
So You Want to Know About the Environment by Bijal Vachharajani
Vishnu  by Subhadra Sen Gupta  (Author), Tapas Guha (Illustrator)
Moongphali by Neha Singh (Author), Mukesh Chhabra (Author), Sonal Gupta Vaswani (Author)

Hindi Young Adult

 Khwahishon ka Khandavvan by Yogita Yadav

VOW 2018

The second edition of Valley of Words is scheduled for 23-25 November, 2018. We look forward in welcoming you for 3 days of joyous celebration.


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