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Mar 12, 2015

Who has won DSC prizes for South Asian Literature 2015?

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    Mar 12, 2015

    Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri on 23 January 2015 has won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015. Fifth edition of this prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival. She has received the prestigious $50,000 DSC Prize for her book The Lowland. Her book was chosen by 5 judges from 75 books. The Lowland is a tale of two Indian brothers during the time of the 1950's in Calcutta. It depicts the story of both brothers, one who get involved in the Naxalite movement in the late 1960s and the other leaves for the United States. Jhumpa Lahiri is namely known as Nilanjana Sudeshna. Currently, she is a member of the US President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia such as culture, politics, history, or people. It was instituted in 2011.

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