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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar (born 1983) is the author of two books: a novel, “The Mysterious Ailment Of Rupi Baskey”, which won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2015 and the Muse India Young Writer Award 2015, was shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2014 and a Crossword Book Award 2014, and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016; and a collection of short stories, “The Adivasi Will Not Dance”, which is receiving some positive reviews and has been recommended for a course at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Sowvendra lives and works in Jharkhand, India.