81 Tests, 2019 Articles
and counting ...

Mistry's Chronicle of A Corpse Bearer Bags DSC Prize For Literature

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JANUARY 19, 2014

   
  submit to reddit   Delicious   Digg   LinkedIn  

 

 

Cyrus Mistry’s Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, has won him the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, the most prestigious award for fiction in English (or translated into English) featuring a South Asian theme. Mistry’s disturbing novel surveys the barely visible Parsi corpse-bearers in Bombay through an engaging story. Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer is based on a true story of a Parsi priest's son who falls in love with the a corpse bearer's daughter.

 

 


 

 

The $ 50,000 prize is not limited by geography or ethnicity, though short-story collections are not eligible. The winner in 2013 was Jeet Thayil (Narcopolis).



ARCHIVES -- CURRENT AFFAIRS

Tell Us About gkmine.com

We Listen ...


Fortnightly Contest


... WIN Exciting Prizes ...

item-pointer Coming Soon ...

... Previous Winners ...