Cyrus Mistry wins the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Jaipur: Cyrus Mistry’s Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, published by Aleph Book Company in 2012, won the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, perhaps the most prestigious award given to a full-length work of fiction in English (or in translation into English) featuring a South Asian theme.

Mistry’s oddly disturbing novel surveys the barely noticed community of Parsi corpse-bearers in Bombay (now Mumbai) through an engaging story. The reclusive author, who moved from Mumbai to Kodaikanal to focus on his writing, has not been in the best of health for a while.


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