DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

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DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Awarded forOriginal full-length novel inspired by South Asia, written in English, or translated into English by any writer across the globe.
Sponsored bySurina Narula & Manhad Narula
First awarded2011
Last awardedActive

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia[1] themes such as culture, politics, history, or people.[2] It is for an original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English.[2] The award is for novels published in the year preceding the judging of the prize.[2] The winner receives 25,000 USD.[2] The DSC Prize was instituted by Surina Narula and Manhad Narula in 2010 and its vision is to showcase and reward the best writing about the South Asian region and bring it to a global audience.

Winners and shortlist[edit]

Year Winning author Winning work (publisher) Runners-up Refs.
2011 H. M. Naqvi Home Boy (HarperCollins India) [3][4]
2012 Shehan Karunatilaka Chinaman (Random House, 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)
  • Tabish Khair, The Thing About Thugs (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins India)
  • Kavery Nambisan, The Story that Must Not Be Told (Viking/Penguin India)
2013 Jeet Thayil Narcopolis (Faber and Faber, London) [9][10][11]
2014 Cyrus Mistry Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (Aleph Book Company, India)
  • Anand, Book of Destruction (Translated by Chetana Sachidanandan; Penguin India)
  • Benyamin, Goat Days (Translated by Joseph Koyippalli; Penguin 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)
2015 Jhumpa Lahiri The Lowland (Vintage Books/Random House, India) [14][15]
2016 Anuradha Roy Sleeping on Jupiter (Hachette, India) [16][17]
2017 Anuk Arudpragasam The Story of a Brief Marriage (Granta Books, UK) [18]
2018 Jayanth Kaikini No Presents Please
(Translated by Tejaswini Niranjana, HarperCollins India)
  • Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire (Riverhead Books, USA and Bloomsbury, UK)
  • Manu Joseph, Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous' (Fourth Estate, HarperCollins, India)
  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West (Riverhead Books, USA and Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House, India)
  • Neel Mukherjee, A State Of Freedom (Chatto & Windus, Vintage, UK and Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House, India)
  • Sujit Saraf, Harilal & Sons (Speaking Tiger, India)


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d "Eligibility Criteria for Entries to the 2011 DSC Prize". DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  3. ^ Ipsita Basu Dasgupta (8 July 2011). "Karachi has more stories than New York: HM Naqvi". DNA India. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Shortlist Announced for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature". Asia Writes'. 25 October 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  5. ^ Lex Delaney (24 October 2011). "Shortlist announced for the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature". South Asian Literary Festival. Archived from the original on 29 October 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  6. ^ Madhur Tankha (15 September 2011). "16 titles for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature". The Hindu.
  7. ^ "Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2012 DSC Prize". DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  8. ^ Archana Khare Ghose (22 January 2012). "S Karunatilake wins DSC Prize in Literature". The Times of India.
  9. ^ Shreya Roy Chowdhury (11 July 2012). "Jury announced for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013". The Times of India.
  10. ^ Supriya Nair (21 November 2012). "DSC Prize 2013 shortlist announced". Mint. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  11. ^ Richard Lea (25 January 2013). "Jeet Thayil becomes first Indian winner of South Asian literature prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  12. ^ Ashlin Mathew (22 November 2013). "Three Indians in race for DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2014". India Today. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  13. ^ Aditi Malhotra (18 January 2014). "Indian Wins South Asian Prize for Literature". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Five novels make it to the shortlist of the DSC Prize 2015". 27 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  15. ^ Claire Armitstead (22 January 2015). "Jhumpa Lahiri wins $50,000 DSC prize for south Asian literature". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  16. ^ "DSC Prize 2016 Finalists". 26 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Indian author Anuradha Roy wins USD 50,000 DSC Prize". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  18. ^ http://dscprize.com/2017/11/18/anuk-arudpragasam-wins-dsc-prize-south-asian-literature-2017/
  19. ^ "Jayant Kaikini Along With Translator Tejaswini Niranjana Wins The DSC Prize For South Asian Literature 2018". dscprize.com. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

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