Manhad Narula, co-founder of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, is part of the DSC Group and has been responsible for envisioning and conceptualizing the essence of the prize when it was instituted in 2010. An entrepreneur with a flair for Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives he believes that good corporate ethics and social responsibility go hand in hand with sound business practices. He has been the force to drive the group’s interest into the cultural and literary space and his vision is that being literate and reading good books is a stepping stone to empower and improve our societies in South Asian countries. Over the last decade the DSC Prize has been able to fulfill his vision to showcase and reward the immense talent writing about the South Asian region and bring it to a larger global audience.
Manhad successfully conceptualized and launched the Exhibitionist Hotel. The London based, design focused boutique hotel is a unique showcase for young artists in the metropolis. He also cofounded the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend.
A management graduate from King’s College in London, Manhad subsequently did his masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science.