Jayant Kaikini wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018

  • Kannada writer Jayant Kaikini was given the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 for ‘No Presents Please’. He shared the award with Tejaswini Niranjana who translated the book.
  • According to the prize presenter, “No Presents Please” is vivid yet full of contradictions, spirited yet lonely, embattled yet big-hearted – the city of Mumbai. 
  • The award was announced at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet. 
  • Other shortlisted books for the award were Pakistani-British novelist Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, Pakistani novelist’s Mohsin Hamid: Exit West, Neel Mukherjee’s A State Of Freedom, Sujit Saraf’s Harilal & Sons and Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous.
  • The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was instituted in 2010 by its founder, Surina Narula.
  •  The Prize carries an award of US $25,000 and over the last six years the prize has generated tremendous response in international literary forums.

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