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Indian author Kritika Pandey declared overall winner of 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize


Indian author Kritika Pandey on Tuesday was declared the overall winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, for her story The Great Indian Tee and Snakes. The Commonwealth Foundation announced Pandey’s award in an online ceremony.

Pandey, who is a resident of Ranchi in Jharkhand, was chosen the overall winner from five regional winners. On June 2, she had been declared the recipient for the regional award for Asia.

A press release by the Commonwealth Foundation said the book is a “haunting story of forbidden love in contemporary India”. It said the novel “tells of an unlikely friendship ...


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