2024 Political Writing Book prize finalist

The Incarcerations

Alpa Shah

Published by: William Collins

The health – or otherwise – of India’s democracy is about as big as political questions get. By telling sprawling stories of some of India’s bravest campaigners and activists, Alpa Shah reveals an awful lot that’s worrying about India today – but also gives us ample reason to believe that a brighter future may lie ahead.


Rohan Silva, Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2024 judge