In its inaugural year, this, India’s newest—and richest (25 lakh INR)—literary prize, was awarded to Jasmine Days (Juggernaut Books), written by Benyamin, and translated from the Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib.

JCB Prize for Literature

Literary prize

JCB Literature Foundation

Sana Goyal

Sana Goyal is a heavily-caffeinated PhD candidate and freelance book critic. She tweets at @SansyG.