DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
|DSC Prize for South Asian Literature|
|Awarded for||Original full-length novel inspired by South Asia, written in English, or translated into English by any writer across the globe.|
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. It is for an original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English. The award is for novels published in the year preceding the judging of the prize. The winner receives ₹2,800,000 (about US$50,000). The prize was instituted by DSC Limited, an Indian infrastructure and construction company which also sponsored the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Winners and shortlist
- Amit Chaudhuri, The Immortals (Picador India)
- Musharraf Ali Farooqi, The Story of a Widow (Picador India)
- Tania James, Atlas Of Unknowns (Pocket Books)
- Manju Kapur, The Immigrant (Faber & Faber)
- Neel Mukherjee, A Life Apart (Constable & Robinson)
- H. M. Naqvi, Home Boy (HarperCollins India)
- U.R. Ananthamurthy, Bharathipura (Oxford University Press, India; translated by Susheela Punitha)
- Chandrakanta, A Street in Srinagar (Zubaan Books, India; translated by Manisha Chaudhry)
- Usha K.R, Monkey-man (Penguin/Penguin India)
- Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman (Random House, India)
- Tabish Khair, The Thing About Thugs (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins India)
- Kavery Nambisan, The Story that Must Not Be Told (Viking/Penguin India)
- Jamil Ahmad, The Wandering Falcon (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin India)
- Tahmima Anam, The Good Muslim (Penguin Books)
- Amitav Ghosh, River of Smoke (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin India)
- Mohammed Hanif, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (Random House India)
- Uday Prakash, The Walls of Delhi (Translated by Jason Grunebaum; UWA Publishing, W. Australia)
- Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber and Faber, London)
- Anand, Book of Destruction (Translated by Chetana Sachidanandan; Penguin India)
- Benyamin, Goat Days (Translated by Joseph Koyippalli; Penguin India)
- Cyrus Mistry, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (Aleph Book Company, India)
- Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin India)
- Nadeem Aslam, The Blind Man’s Garden (Random House, India)
- Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors (Perera Hussein Publishing, Sri Lanka)
- Bilal Tanweer, The Scatter Here is Too Great (Vintage Books/Random House, India)
- Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Vintage Books/Random House, India)
- Kamila Shamsie, A God in Every Stone (Bloomsbury, India)
- Romesh Gunesekera, Noontide Toll (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, India)
- Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, The Mirror of Beauty (Penguin Books, India)
- Note: South Asia for the purposes of the prize is defined as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan. See Eligibility Criteria.
- "Eligibility Criteria for Entries to the 2011 DSC Prize". DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- "Advisory Committee for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Constituted Post". DSC Limited. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- "Shortlist Announced for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature". Asia Writes'. Oct 25, 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
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- Madhur Tankha (Sep 15, 2011). "16 titles for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature". The Hindu.
- Archana Khare Ghose (Jan 22, 2012). "S Karunatilake wins DSC Prize in Literature". The Times of India.
- Shreya Roy Chowdhury (11 July 2012). "Jury announced for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013". The Times of India.
- Supriya Nair (21 November 2012). "DSC Prize 2013 shortlist announced". Mint. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Richard Lea (25 January 2013). "Jeet Thayil becomes first Indian winner of South Asian literature prize". The Guardian. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- Ashlin Mathew (November 22, 2013). "Three Indians in race for DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2014". India Today. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- Aditi Malhotra (January 18, 2014). "Indian Wins South Asian Prize for Literature". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "Five novels make it to the shortlist of the DSC Prize 2015". November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Claire Armitstead (22 January 2015). "Jhumpa Lahiri wins $50,000 DSC prize for south Asian literature". The Guardian. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
- DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, official site