We are proud to announce that Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize is launching a monthly book review contest.
The most compelling review of a work in poetry, fiction and drama will be awarded US $100 and will be posted on our Facebook and website. The works reviewed can be written in any of the Indian official languages. Review, however, has to be submitted in English and should not be longer than 2500, or shorter than 1500 words.
By creating the book review contest, we are not only encouraging readers to share impressions and recommend works they found admirable and captivating, but are addressing the issue of rediscovering works that may have become neglected, forgotten or marginalized in the digital age. A compelling review can inspire people to pick books they may not have chosen on the basis of their usual searching preferences. An inspiring review can become a literary design in itself, a new and intimate link between the content and the reader.
Works whose reviews were awarded will become candidates for our monthly book club, that will commence within the next few months.
For our monthly winner announcements follow us on Facebook @tagoreprize.
Please click on REVIEW SUBMISSION to send us your reviews.
“On rare occasions there comes along a profound original, an odd little book that appears out of nowhere,
from the pen of some obscure storyteller, and once you have read it, you will never go completely back to
where you were before. The kind of book you might hesitate to lend for fear you might miss its company. The
kind of book that echoes from the heart of some ancient knowing, and whispers from time’s forgotten cave that
life may be more than it seems, and less.”