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The Indian Booker? 10 Indian novels that made the JCB prize longlist

Despite a rich body of literary work, India only has a handful of literary prizes, such as the Sahitya Akademi Award and The Hindu Literary Prize. To remedy this, the JCB Literature Foundation is instituting the JCB Prize for Literature, which may just be the Indian Man Booker Prize that our literary landscape is in dire need of! With filmmaker Deepa Mehta chairing the jury and authors like Amitav Ghosh and Rana Dasgupta on board, expectations are at an all-time high. While the winner will be announced only later next month, the longlist of 10 books is out. Here’s all you need to know about this curation of titles.