The countdown for the much-awaited The LIT Digital Awards 2021 by The Literary Mirror culminated with the grand celebration and announcement of the esteemed winners. Bringing the festive spirit of literature and literary wizards to the comfort of our homes and hearts, The LIT Digital Awards Season 2 saw an overwhelming response over the past few months as the festival marked its finale on 27th July 2021.
Along with leading media partners like The Dispatch, Bangalore Insider, The CEO Magazine, SchoolLife, Delhi Now, Rapid Leaks; and publishing partners like Bigfoot Publishers, the event collaborated with Literia Insight as its PR Partner. Clever Fox Publishing was the Knowledge Partner of the digital award show.
Deepti Sharma’s book ‘Litany of Woes’ was announced the winner of The LIT Digital Awards 2021, followed by Darshan Desale’s ‘Manu’ as first runner-up and Mehak Budhrani’s ‘Six Inches Are Enough On Heels…Not In Bed’ as second runner-up. A mathematician and an author, Deepti Sharma’s book ‘Litany of Woes’ narrates the story of Nida, a rebellious author who survives a broken marriage and hopes to live a dream life only to encounter numerous reality checks that life throws at her. In her quest to find comfort and love in all forms, she struggles through heart-wrenching experiences and betrayals. The book is a crime thriller and mystery novel.
‘Manu’ by Darshan Desale is a story of a commonplace young boy who loves to explore and learn the ancient scriptures, and through them, the true meaning of life. His encounter with a character from Mahabharata and the subsequent venture into an ancient lost city is depicted in the book. The book is an out-and-out mythology and sci-fi fantasy treat.
A book that explores the subjects of love and lust amongst the youngsters today in context to the Indian society, ‘Six Inches Are Enough On Heels…Not In Bed’ by Mehak Budhrani is a vehicle to render the pivotal aspects that revolve around the stigma of love and lust in the present scenarios. Mehak Budhrani is a practicing advocate and a part-time relationship counsellor who shares her insight on various social issues through online channels.
Celebrating literary talent, the event witnessed many nominations from across genres by both new and established writers. The multiple nominations were evaluated and assessed by an honorable panel of jury members consisting of renowned personalities like Anuradha Bhattacharyya, an IIT alumni and a winner of Chandigarh Sahitya Akademy Award; Ankit Jhamb, a seasoned corporate professional and Associate Director for Capability and Development Team; Shirsh Srivastava, an advocate at the honourable Supreme Court of India and winner of Asian Literature Award 2020; Sabarna Roy, a critically acclaimed bestselling author and a Senior Vice President of Electrosteel Group. The jury members acknowledged and celebrated the literary works of various authors through a selection procedure of Longlist and Shortlist, finally announcing the proud winners of the coveted award show. While the winner bagged prize money of INR 50,000, the 1st runner-up was given prize money of INR 30,000 and the 2nd runner-up received prize money of INR 20,000 simultaneously.
Editor-in-Chief & Chief Organizer, Mr. Nitish Raj and Senior Editor & Chief Organizer, Mr. Vikash Saxena, shared their excitement at the grand success of yet another season of the popular event, as they announced the winners and congratulated all the participants, winners, jury members, and media partners.
The Literary Mirror, a digital literary magazine of global standards, and the organizer of The LIT Digital Awards 2021 looks forward to continuing the transformational trends in the field of literature and providing a platform to celebrate the literary wizards, veterans, and the spirit of oneness.
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