10 Years

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

DSC Prize 2019 Winner: Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi
DSC Prize 2018 Winner: No Presents Please by Jayant Kaikini, translated by Tejaswini Niranjana
DSC Prize 2017 Winner: The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam
DSC Prize 2016 Winner: Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
DSC Prize 2015 Winner: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
DSC Prize 2014 Winner: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry
DSC Prize 2013 Winner: Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
DSC Prize 2012 Winner: Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka
DSC Prize 2011 Winner: Home Boy by H. M. Naqvi

South Asian Countries in Focus



Sri Lanka







A packed audience attended the DSC Prize

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.

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