April 20, 2021

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Cyrus Mistry: Rising from the Ashes

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Cyrus Mistry, winner of the 2014 DSC prize for South Asian Literature, and younger brother of the famous novelist Rohinton Mistry, is one of the most interesting but least celebrated Indians writing in English: The Indian Express

CyrusMistryThat’s Cyrus Mistry?” asked a prosperous-looking gentleman, pointing an incredulous finger at the frail, rather ascetic figure holding court in the Durbar Hall at the Jaipur Literature Festival. “That’s not the Tata Group guy! Sorry, not interested.” He turned and left grandly, as if spurning a charlatan.

But he was probably kicking himself just hours later last Saturday when Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize for South Asian Literature, worth about Rs 30 lakh, for his novel Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer.

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