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 founders, Surina Narula and Manhad Narula.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE PRIZE

DSC Limited instituted the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2010 to extend its patronage of literature and the arts, a cause it has been supporting for more than a decade. The prize is now administered by the South Asian Literature Prize & Events Trust.

The South Asian Literature Prize & Events Trust, which administers the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, is focused on improving the quality of life in South Asian society. It believes that literature and education are crucial for the wellbeing of the people, and help create the opportunities that are required for life improvement. It highlights these issues by reaching out to different audiences through its various partnerships and initiatives. These include events revolving around charity work for the underprivileged, and literary forums to widen the conversation on South Asian writing.

The DSC Prize celebrates the rich and varied world of literature in this region and promotes the achievements of South Asian writers as well as writers of any ethnicity writing about South Asia and its many diasporas.

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