Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22

- December 16, 2022
| By : Ahona Sengupta |

"Poetry and politics" are the words that describe Tagore Prize finalists best this year, said the organisers of the event.

The logo of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 winner will be announced on Monday (December 19), out of 11 Literary works that are in the race for the prestigious award. This year, the awarding committee has shortlisted eleven titles in contrast to ten last year.

The awarding ceremony will be opened by Danish Ambassador to H.E. Freddy Svane, who will address the audience with his opening speech, at India International Centre. “Poetry and politics” are the words that describe Tagore Prize finalists best this year, said the organisers of the event.

The winners of the prize will also be revealed on the website www.tagoreprize.com and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @tagoreprize and via a press release on December 19th, 2022.

The chair of the Awarding Committee and Founder of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize – Peter Bundalo said, “It is an immense pleasure to announce Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize Shortlist for 2021-22. What elevates our sense of enthusiasm about this award is the fantastic piece of work done by each nominee that has definitely in every possible sense pushed the bar up a notch. The result is a range between internationally renowned and emerging authors, whose flair, virtuosity and imagination we found mesmerizing.”

To spread the word across the world and take the prestigious award to the next level, he further added that ‘‘we have gifted our first winning book “One hundred Poems of Kabir” to many eminent influencers at the 1 Billion Followers Summit Event held at Atlantis, Dubai. It conducted some enthralling sessions with the biggest creators and industry experts from around the world, NuseirYassin of Nas Daily, and Agon Hare founder of Project Nightfall to name a few. I met some amazing people who created beautiful content while gifting a copy of #100PoemsofKabir translated from Hindi into English by Rabindranath Tagore.

RTLP Shortlist for 2021-22

1. A Play for the End of the World, Jai Chakrabarti (Knopf, 2021)

2. Manual for a Decent Life, Kavita A. Jindal (Linen Press, 2020)

3. Two and a Half Rivers, Anirudh Kala (Niyogi, 2021)

4. A Sky Full of Bucket Lists, Shobhana Kumar (Red River, 2021)

5. Osmosis, Debarshi Mitra (Hawakal Publishers, 2020)

6. The Elegant Nobody, Jagari Mukherjee (Hawakal Publishers, 2020)

7. My City is a Murder of Crows, Nikita Parik (Hawakal Publishers, 2022)

8. I Want a Poem and Other Poem, Jerry Pinto (Speaking Tiger Books, 2021)

9. The Earthspinner, Anuradha Roy (Mountain Leopard Press, 2021)

10. Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation, Sudeep Sen (Pippa Rann Books&Media,


11. Love Without a Story, Arundhati Subramaniam (Bloodaxe Books, 2021)

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