Coverage

1stJune 2018

What sets the JCB Prize apart from the existing Literary awards?

We’re not about just handing a cheque to an author. We have a large marketing budget to get a conversation going...

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1stMay 2018

Why translation is critical?

We don’t know the debates in Tamil or Kannada or Bengali. That means none of us are reading Indian literature...

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15th April 2018

Why do we need an Indian literary prize?

It intends to become India’s very own Booker or Pulitzer Prize. With a prize money so “generous”, a jury so “distinguished”...

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15th April 2018

Two new Indian literary prizes promise different agendas

Barsha Sen was 19 when she stumbled upon The God of Small Things. Living on the outskirts of the city then known as Calcutta...

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3rd April 2018

The JCB Prize for Literature gives winning authors a chance to win Rs 25 lakhs

The inaugural JCB Prize for Literature is open for entries. Publishers across India are invited to send in novels, giving authors...

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15th March 2018

Can India’s richest prize, JCB Prize for Literature, save literary fiction?

JCB group, a multinational company specializing in manufacturing construction equipment, has appeared as an unlikely...

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6th March 2018

Rana Dasgupta on why the newest and richest literary award for Indian fiction will be a gamechanger.

The recently announced JCB Prize for Literature is an exciting and path-breaking new feature in the Indian literary landscape...

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6th March 2018

With Deepa Mehta chairing it this year, the jury boasts of distinguished individuals from a variety of fields.

JCB Prize for Literature, funded by one of India's leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment...

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