About the Prize

The vision behind the DSC Prize

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich and varied world of literature of the South Asian region. Authors could belong to this region through birth or be of any ethnicity but the writing should pertain to the South Asian region in terms of content and theme.

The prize brings South Asian writing to a new global audience through a celebration of the achievements of South Asian writers, and aims to raise awareness of South Asian culture around the world.

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was instituted in 2010 by its founder, Surina Narula.

Why is DSC Limited supporting this award?

DSC Limited is instituting this prize to extend its patronage of literature and the arts whose cause it has been supporting for the last few years. As a responsible corporate DSC Limited believes that promoting literature helps build the character of our society just as its infrastructure projects help build the ‘infrawealth’ of the nation.

The DSC Prize will celebrate the rich and varied world of literature in this region and promote the achievements of South Asian writers as well as writers of any ethnicity writing about South Asia and its many diaspora.

The DSC Prize carries an award of US $25,000 and over the last six years the prize has generated tremendous response in international literary forums.