Advisory Committee 2013 – 2014

The Advisory Committee of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature comprises eminent personalities from the world of literature and represents a wide canvas of experience and a judicious mix in terms of gender, geographies and expertise. Apart from guiding the prize process, the key role of the Advisory Committee is to nominate and help select the Judging Panel.

Alastair Niven

Alastair Niven

Alastair Niven, OBE is Principal of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, the home of a Foundation started in 1947 at the behest of HM The King in order to provide opportunities for moral, ethical, spiritual and social discussion, particularly among young people and … More »

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra  is the author of four books of poetry, the editor of The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets (Oxford University Press), Collected Poems in English by Arun Kolatkar (Bloodaxe), and An Illustrated History of Indian … More »

David Godwin

David Godwin

David Godwin worked for many years as a publisher, at Heinemann, Seckers & Warburg and Jonathan Cape, before becoming a literary agent. He founded DGA with his wife Heather Godwin in 1995 and he now represents a varied list of … More »

Fakrul Alam

Fakrul Alam

Fakrul Alam is Professor of English at the University of Dhaka and currently a member of the Dhaka University Teacher’s Association and the Dhaka University Senate. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Visiting Associate Professor at Clemson University, … More »

Ira Pande

Ira Pande

Ira Pande started her career as a University lecturer and taught for about 16 years in the Panjab University in Chandigarh. After a short stint with the Indian Express she worked for some years as the Assistant Editor of Seminar. Later, … More »

Marie Brenner

Marie Brenner

Marie Brenner is the author of six books and writer at large for Vanity Fair.  She presented her most recent book, Apples and Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) at the 2010 DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. Since … More »

Michael Worton

Michael Worton

Michael Worton is Vice-Provost (Academic and International) of University College London, and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature.  His research focuses on 20th and 21st century European literature and on aspects of critical theory, feminism, gender politics, and painting … More »

Surina Narula

Surina Narula

Surina Narula has devoted almost two decades to highlight the plight of street children globally and has even provided them a platform at the United Nations. An MBA and a Master’s in Social Anthropology at University College London, she has raised … More »

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is the author of five acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, which won the Young British Writer of the Year Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; the best-selling From the Holy Mountain; White … More »