The Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri has won the Asia’s richest literary prize- $50,000 DSC award for south Asian fiction, for her novel, The Lowland, which pivots around the Naxalite uprisings of the 1960s. Lahiri was the recipient of Pulitzer Prize 2000. The novel had been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2013. The winner of this award was announced at the annual Jaipur literature festival.
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- Jhumpa Lahiri’s notable works are Interpreter of Maladies (1999), The Namesake (2003), and The Lowland (2013).
- Lahiri is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in United States.
- The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was a literary prize awarded annually (since 2011) to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia.
- The 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was won by Cyrus Mistry for his work Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer.