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).