JCB Prize

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JCB Prize for Literature is an Indian literary award established in 2018.[1] It is awarded annually with 25 lakh INR (38400 USD) prize to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer working in English or translated fiction by an Indian writer. The Literary Director is Rana Dasgupta. The winners will be announced each November with shortlists in October and longlists in September.[1] It has been called "India's most valuable literature prize".[2]

The JCB Literature Foundation was established to maintain the award. It is funded by the English construction manufacturing group JCB. Publishers are allowed, per imprint, to enter two novels originally written in English and two novels translated into English from another language.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "The JCB Prize for Literature worth Rs 25 lakh will accept entries from March 1 for Indian fiction". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mary McDougall (October 25, 2018). "India's most valuable literature prize announces its first winner". CNN. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "'There is nothing absolute in fiction': Madhuri Vijay". The Indian Express. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2019-11-05.

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