REC-Vow Awards honours top Writers in Dehradun

Gillian Wright for Writing for Children
Gillian Wright for Writing for Children

REC Limited, the Navratna power sector financier, presented the REC-VoW Awards to authors for literary excellence on the 25th of November at the Valley of Word (VoW) Literature and Arts festival in Dehradun.The REC-VoW Awards were given in four categories. The Award for the best English Fiction book was presented to Jerry Pinto’s ‘Murder in Mahim’ while that for the best English Non-Fiction went to Rajiv Dogra for ‘Durand’s Curse: A Line Across the Pathan Heart’. Kamal Kishore Goyanka received the award for the best Hindi Non-Fiction book for ‘Premchand Ki Kahani Yatra Aur Bhartiyata’. Gillian Wright was awarded for her book ‘Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador: urf Mishti ke Karname’ in the writings for Children/Young Adults category. The awards were presented to the recipients by Dr. P.V. Ramesh, Chairman and Managing Director, REC.

“While REC has been playing a key role in illuminating lives through financing and development in the power sector, presenting these awards gives us an opportunity to be engaged in the illumination of the minds.”, says Dr. Ramesh

About REC-VoW Awards:

The REC-VoW Awards had received 200 entries in different categories. Almost all the major publishers in Hindi and English sent in books published in the calendar year 2017 for the consideration of the REC-VoW awards. The following were the shortlisted entries for the four categories:

English Fiction 

  • Pawan: The Flying Accountant by Sorabh Pant (Rupa )
  • The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil (Aleph)
  • A handful of sunshine by Vikram Bhatt (Penguin)
  • Murder in Mahim by Jerry Pinto (Speaking Tiger)
  • Hari Lal and sons by Sujit Saraf (Speaking Tiger)

English Non Fiction

  • Durand’s Curse: A Line across the Pathan Heart by Rajiv Dogra (Rupa)
  • The Bengalis: A portrait of a community by Sudeep Chakravarti (Aleph)
  • A world of three zeroes: the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions by Muhammad Yunus (Hachette)
  • The flavour of Spice: Journeys, Recipes, Stories by Marryam H Reshi (Hachette)
  • Demystifying Incarnation: Chaitanya Charan(Fingerprint )

Hindi Non Fiction

  • Woh safar bhi tha,mukam bhi by Maitreyee Pushp (Rajkamal Prakashan)
  • Adan ki Bayee Pasli by Naseera Sharma (Rajkamal Prakashan )
  • Pani Ki Patkatha : Lalit Nibandh by Ashtabhuj Shukal (Bhartiya Gyanpith)
  • Leek se Hatkar by Shashi Shekhar (Lokchetna Prakashan)
  • Premchand Ki Kahani Yatra Aur Bhartiyata by Kamal Kishore Goyanka

Writings for Children/ Young Adults 

  • The Trees of MedleyGardens by Ranjit Lal ( Rupa)
  • Tooth and Nail, Fur and Scale: Fantastic creatures from the Myths and Legends of India by Anupam Arunachalam (Penguin)
  • The House that Spoke by Zuni Chopra (Penguin)
  • Bookworms and Jelly Bellies by Ruchira Ramanujan & Ranjini Rao
  • Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador: urf Mishthi ke Karname by Gillian Wright (Speaking Tiger)

About Valley of Words Festival:

The second edition of the Valley of Words Festival was held in Dehradun from 23-25 November, and featured over 200 authors in over sixty sessions, including 27 book launches, conversations, debates, poetry readings and exhibitions, besides cultural programs and curated walks.

About REC Limited:

REC Limited (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited) is a Navratna NBFC and Infrastructure Finance Company (IFC) focusing on Power Sector Financing and Development across India. It provides financial assistance to state electricity boards, state governments, central/state power utilities, independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives and private sector utilities. Its business activities involve financing projects in the complete power sector value chain; different type of projects includes Generation, Transmission, Distribution Projects and Renewable Energy projects.

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