Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the core body of the DSC Prize. It has been set up to supervise and administer the DSC prize for South Asian Literature, and to establish systems and practices which maintain the highest standards of integrity and literary excellence.

Adrienne Loftus Parkins

Adrienne Loftus Parkins

Adrienne is a literature consultant who established The Asian Word in 2008 to promote a broad range of contemporary writing about Asia and to champion emerging Asian and British Asian writers. She has been a curator and advisor to publishers, media, … More »

Amrita Bhalla

Amrita Bhalla

Amrita Bhalla is an academician, author and critic and is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Her research interests are in the representation of minorities and women during the … More »

Bashob Dey

Bashob Dey

Bashob is a seasoned strategic marketing professional with over twenty five years of work experience built over a wide portfolio of assignments. A key member of the DSC group, he is involved in the marketing, branding and corporate communications functions … More »

Deepa Kumar

Deepa Kumar

Deepa Kumar is an independent consultant in arts and cultural management based out of Delhi. She has been a part of the DSC Prize since its inception in 2010. She was also the Project Head for JUMPSTART 2013 (a German … More »

Gita Shankardass

Gita Shankardass

Gita Shankardass studied in Mumbai where she did her BA in English Literature and French and then a course in Journalism and Advertising. Over the years she has supported and worked extensively for many fund raising events in aid of the … More »

Manhad Narula

Manhad Narula

Manhad Narula of DSC Limited  has been responsible for envisioning the branding and corporate image strategies at DSC Limited which is now poised for quantum growth. He is deeply involved in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) functions for the entire … More »

Sanjoy Roy

Sanjoy Roy

Sanjoy K Roy established Teamwork in 1989, a versatile production house with widespread interests in the performing and visual arts, social sector, films and television. He has received the National Award for Excellence and Best Director, for the film `Shahjahanabad’; … More »