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Who will win the DSC Prize?

We’re going to be at the Jaipur Literature Festival later this month. We’ll be blogging and tweeting from there, and we hope to snag you some interviews as well. Let us know who you’d most like to hear from. Here’s the schedule.

One of the events at the festival is the announcement of the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, which, at US$ 50,000, is the richest literary prize in this part of the world. The jury — Ira Pande (chair), Dr. Alastair Niven, Dr. Fakrul Alam, Faiza S. Khan, Marie Brenner — short-listed six books:
• U.R. Ananthamurthy for Bharathipura (Oxford University Press, India, translated by Susheela Punitha)
• Chandrakanta for A Street in Srinagar (Zubaan Books, India, translated by Manisha Chaudhry)
• Usha K.R for Monkey-man (Penguin/Penguin India)
• Shehan Karunatilaka for Chinaman (Random House, India)
• Tabish Khair for The Thing About Thugs (Fourth Estate / HarperCollins-India)
• Kavery Nambisan for The Story that Must Not Be Told (Viking / Penguin India)
(More about the books and authors here.)

Who would you wager on? Leave your votes in the comments.

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Was Jeet Thayil not a nominee? How come he won then? :)
Tabish Khair for The Thing About Thugs of course.
Padma Bhamidipati
I would place my money on U.R. Ananthamurthy for his publication Bharathipura
I'm voting for Chinaman or The Thing About Thugs, but it could well be Bharatipura, which is fine by me because Mr. U R Ananthamurthy is a gem!
Suneetha Balakrishna
I am torn between between voting for Monkey Man and Chinaman, but I have a feeling The Thing About Thugs could be the winner.
 
 
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I handle the 'Life' section of Forbes India and oversee social media.
In previous lives, I was an advertising creative director, voice-over artist, RJ, TV host, web producer and content architect, freelance travel writer, columnist, and consultant to NGOs.
I've been blogging since 2003, and co-founded the South-East Asia Tsunami & Earthquake and Mumbai Help blogs (which, with other similar initiatives later became the WorldWideHelp group), and the writers’ community, Caferati. I'm a keen student of collaboration and online culture. I've also co-curated the Literature section of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival from 2006 to 2012.
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February 07, 2013 15:18 pm by George
Was Jeet Thayil not a nominee? How come he won then? :)
January 15, 2012 11:27 am by tikulicious
Tabish Khair for The Thing About Thugs of course.
January 11, 2012 23:17 pm by Padma Bhamidipati
I would place my money on U.R. Ananthamurthy for his publication Bharathipura
January 11, 2012 10:20 am by Vidushi
I'm voting for Chinaman or The Thing About Thugs, but it could well be Bharatipura, which is fine by me because Mr. U R Ananthamurthy is a gem!
January 09, 2012 23:09 pm by Suneetha Balakrishna
I am torn between between voting for Monkey Man and Chinaman, but I have a feeling The Thing About Thugs could be the winner.
 
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