Indian writer Hindol Sengupta shortlisted for Hayek Prize

February 4, 2015

Indian journalist writer Hindol Sengupta’s book was shortlisted for Hayek prize this year. His book named “Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy” found its way to be placed among the probable six to get this award. This book is based on entrepreneurial ventures in India.

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About the Book

This book is a success story of a class X educated dalit girl turned business woman from kashmir. The story starts from a cold storage and fruit processing unit in Kashmir lost a generation to violence, to the astounding story of the class X educated Dalit girl and now a successful business person, Kalpana Saroj, and the story of 20 women who moved from manual scavenging to set up a detergent factory. He has penned stories of those who are channelising their frustrations, fears, anxieties and dreams into entrepreneurial fervour.

Other shortlisted books in Hayek Prize

•The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash that Cured Itself by James Grant
•The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Governmentby Philip K. Howard
•The Market and Other Orders by F.A. Hayek
•Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia by Karen Dawisha
•The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly.

About Hayek Prize

Hayek prize is named after Nobel laureate in economics, Friedrich von Hayek. It is given anually to those writers whose work best explains the principles explained by the Nobel winning economist. A prize money of $50,000 prize awarded by the Manhattan Institute each year.

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