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The Exclusively Indian, Raymond Crossword Book Award - 2016 is here! Vote for your favorite books and WIN Crossword Gift Vouchers.

What are awards for? To recognize the better amongst the good and the best amongst the better, appreciate the talent and let the world know about them.

The Raymond Crossword Book Award, is one such award which recognizes the best amongst Indian authors across various genres. The Raymond Crossword Book Award was first launched in the year 1990 and in 2016, they are in their fourteenth year of recognizing the best. The Raymond Crossword Book Award is divided in two parts, The Popular Award which will be awarded basis the public voting and the second part being the Jury Award.


The voting for the popular choice awards is live now across multiple categories, mentioned below, and the public voting ends at 12 noon on 25th Nov, 2016. Below is also the list for Jury Award nominations. The Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016 will be announced on 29th Nov, 2016 in Mumbai at the award ceremony.


The Popular Award Nominations

The Exclusively Indian, Raymond Crossword Book Award - 2016 is here! Vote for your favorite books & WIN Crossword Gift Vouchers.
The Exclusively Indian, Raymond Crossword Book Award - 2016 is here! Vote for your favorite books and WIN Crossword Gift Vouchers.
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The Jury Award Shortlist
  • Category - Translations
    • The Sun That Rose from the Earth written and translated by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
    • Island of Lost Shadows by E. Santosh Kumar translated by P.N. Venugopal 
    • In a land far from home by Syed Mujtaba Ali translated by Nazes Afroz
    • Fence by Ila Arab Mehta translated by Rita Kothari
    • Hundreds of Streets to the Palace Lights by S Diwakar translated by Susheela Punitha
    • Farewell, Mahatma by Devibharathi translated by N. Kalyan Raman
  • Category - Fiction
    • Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
    • Hadal by CP Surendran
    • Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
    • The Black Hill by Mamang Dai
    • The Cosmopolitans by Anjum Hasan
  • Category - Non-Fiction
    • Ahmedabad: A City in the World by Amrita Shah
    • Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul 
    • No one Else by Siddharth Dube
    • Seasons of Trouble by Rohini Mohan 
    • The Ivory Throne by Manu S. Pillai
    • The Spirit of Indian Painting by B.N.Goswami
  • Category - Children's Book
    • Adventure on Wheels by Prashant Pinge
    • Bookasura by Arundhati Venkatesh, Illustrated by Priya Kuriyan
    • Our Incredible Cow by Mahasweta Devi, Illustrated by Ruchi Shah
    • Our Nana was a Nutcase by Ranjit Lal
    • Talking of Muskaan by Himanjali Sankar

With Errors And Kaushal you can win Crossword Gift Voucher by voting for your favorite authors and book. How do you win that? Follow the steps below
  1. Visit the Raymond Crossword Book Award website or click here to vote directly
  2. Select the author/book that you want to vote for from the mentioned categories
  3. You should submit your vote in at least one of the mentioned categories
  4. Fill in your details and click on Vote now. Make sure that you verify your vote with the OTP password that you will receive on your mobile number

Terms and Condition to win the Crossword Gift Voucher are as follows
  1. After you have successfully submitted your vote on the website, click here and enter the mobile number which was used to cast your vote
  2. A total of three winners will be selected randomly by Crossword from all the entries received, may the luck be with you
  3. The Crossword Book Store voucher will be worth INR 500 each, and will be sent to the winner by Crossword
  4. Only Indian residents above the legal age of participating in contests as per their local laws can participate
  5. Additionally, you can share this contest with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  6. The Contest closes at 12 noon on 25 November, 2016 and the winners will be announced on 30 November, 2016. The winners will directly be contacted by Crossword team

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