of Literary Excellence
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has completed 10 successful years since its inception in 2010. It has been an eventful journey and the prize has remained committed to support and highlight the cause of South Asian literature by showcasing the exceptional talent writing about this region. As a result, more and more readers across the globe have been able to enjoy reading these books and get to know more about the lives, literature and culture of the people living in this part of the world.
Winners of the DSC Prize
South Asian Countries in Focus
About The Prize
The US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary award specifically focused on South Asian fiction writing. It was instituted in 2010 by Surina Narula and Manhad Narula and over the last decade has emerged as one of the most definitive and prestigious literary prizes that highlights, rewards and helps shape the literature of this region. Its definition of South Asia includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives, and Afghanistan and it encourages writing about this region, its people and its cultures. It also supports the writing in the local languages of these South Asian countries as translations from these languages into English are eligible for the prize.