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Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize 2014

Jan 20, 2014 17:32 IST

Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer on 18 January 2014. Mistry was awarded with a cash price of 50000 dollars at Jaipur International Literature Festival 2014.

image Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer derives a true story of the son of a Parsi priest, who falls in love with the daughter of a corpse bearer, a community segregated and shunned by society.

About DSC Prize

This category was instituted in 2010 with cash prize, which is not limited by geography or ethnicity. Short story is not eligible for the award. A book focusing on the culture, politics, history and the people of South Asia can be entered for the prize.

Earlier, winners are

• H M Nagvi for his novel Home Boy in 2011
• Shehan Karunatilaka for his novel Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew in 2012
• Jeet Thayil for his novel Narcopolis in 2013

Quick Digest

Who: Cyrus Mistry

Where: Jaipur , Rajasthan

What: DSC prize 2014

When: 18 January 2014

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