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Joint Winners of the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2023 announced

'Against All Odds: The IT Story of India' and 'Winning Middle India: The Story of India’s New-Age Entrepreneurs' received the award

The winners were selected from a diverse and compelling set of 50 nominated books from over 35 publishers.Premium
The winners were selected from a diverse and compelling set of 50 nominated books from over 35 publishers.

Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2023 jointly awarded to ‘Against All Odds: The IT Story of India’ and ‘Winning Middle India: The Story of India’s New-Age Entrepreneurs’ by esteemed authors Kris Gopalakrishnan, N. Dayasindhu, Krishnan Narayanan, and T.N. Hari, and Bala Srinivasa.

Against All Odds: The IT Story of India, a chronicle of the trials, triumphs, and history of the Indian IT sector over the last six decades, and Winning Middle India: The Story of India’s New-Age Entrepreneurs, a detailed account of the new generation of startup founders who are catalysts for innovative products and services in India, have been announced as the joint winners of the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2023.

Left to right: Gopal Jain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital with authors of Against All Odds: The IT Story of India - Kris Gopalakrishnan, N Dayasindhu and Krishnan Narayanan
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Left to right: Gopal Jain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital with authors of Against All Odds: The IT Story of India - Kris Gopalakrishnan, N Dayasindhu and Krishnan Narayanan

The winners were selected from a diverse and compelling set of 50 nominated books from over 35 publishers, showcasing the expanding pantheon of Indian business literature. Instituted in 2019 by Gaja Capital, a leading Indian private equity firm, the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize aims to encourage Indian entrepreneurs, writers, and journalists to tell their stories to the world. It offers the largest book prize in the country, INR 15 lakh in prize money, to reward and support authors and promote high-calibre business research that would encourage and equip upcoming business owners and young entrepreneurs.

Gopal Jain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital said,“The 2023 shortlist showcased a rich tapestry of inspiring stories from diverse backgrounds.It was a challenging decision to select two joint winners among such outstanding candidates. 'Against All Odds' and 'Winning Middle India' truly embody the essence of Indian entrepreneurial excellence and celebrate India’s continued success in IT services, while also recognizing the huge potential and promise of our young start-up ecosystem. We hope these narratives will ignite the passion of the next generation of entrepreneurs, inspiring them to rise, innovate, and leave their mark on the world."

Authors of Winning Middle India: The Story of India's New-age Entrepreneurs - TN Hari and Bala Srinivasa with Gopal Jain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital (middle)
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Authors of Winning Middle India: The Story of India's New-age Entrepreneurs - TN Hari and Bala Srinivasa with Gopal Jain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital (middle)

The jury for the fifth edition of the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize comprised stalwarts from the worlds of industry, investments, academia, public policy, and governance: Manish Sabharwal, Vice-Chairman at TeamLease (Chairman, Jury), Imran Jafar, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Gaja Capital, Arindam Bhattacharya, Emeritus Partner of BCG, Dr. Lakshmi Venu, MD of Sundaram-Clayton, Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo Hospitals, Michael Queen, Former Chief Executive of 3i, Neelkanth Mishra, Chief Economist at Axis Capital, Prithvi Haldea, Founder Chairman of Praxis Consulting, Shailesh Haribhakti, Founder of Shailesh Haribhakti & Associates, and UK Sinha, Former Chairman of SEBI.

Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of the brand by HT Brand Studio.

 

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Published: 18 Dec 2023, 07:39 PM IST
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