The Gathering is the 'literary equivalent of a Hollywood weepie'.
The author hopes his book would raise awareness about the case.
Indra Sinha's book is in Booker prize shortlist for this year.
Indra Sinha's novel Animal's People is based on the Bhopal gas tragedy.
The book is a strong contender for the shortlist to be announced this week.
Nikita Lalwani's Gifted, about a teenage prodigy, also on the longlist.
Authors Vikram Seth and Vikram Chandra won top honours in the 2006 Hutch Crossword Book Awards in Mumbai.
Youngest Booker prize winner, Kiran Desai has not looked back ever since she wrote The Inheritance of Loss.
The people of Kalimpong are unhappy about what they call "dark portrayal" of their town in Desai's book.
Kiran Desai says initially "no one wanted" her book, which she finished after toiling for nearly eight years.
Kiran Desai has created some hullabaloo in the literary orchard with her Booker prize novel The Inheritance of Loss.
Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri - Kiran Desai has now joined the league of great Indian authors.
No easy answers, no happy endings, but definitely the glimmer of hope. That said, the book is a pleasant read.
In the novel Kiran Desai sets her story in a Himalyan village in India. Her writing is clever, pacey and topical.
Kiran Desai has scooped the £50,000 Man Booker prize with her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss.
A sneak peak at what's on offer in the finalist list for the prestigious Man Booker prizes.
As the literary world gears up for the prestigious Man Booker Awards speculations are fast gathering steam.
Kiran Desai's novel The Inheritance of Loss makes its way into the shorlist for this year's Man Booker prize.