Going, going….

Update on the DSC Prize for South Asian literature, a newly-instituted literary award given annually to writers on themes such as culture, politics and history of the region. We’d written about it here earlier.

The longlist of 16 names has been whittled down to just 6.

Three Indian authors lead the six books shortlisted for the USD 50,000 prize now:  Manju Kapur”s ”The Immigrant”, Neel Mukherjee”s ”A Life Apart” and Amit Chaudhuri”s ”The Immortals” have been shortlisted for the prestigious award.

The other three authors in the short-list announced at the world-famous Shakespeare Globe Theatre here are Musharraf Ali (The Story of a Widow), H M Naqvi (Home Boy), both from Pakistan and Tania James (Atlas of Unknowns).

Complete details here.