jury for the award


Professor Meenakshi Mukherjee, India (Chair)

Meenakshi Mukherjee, one of India's best-known scholars and critics, was formerly Professor of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is currently Honorary Professor, University of Hyderabad. A founder-editor of Wagarth, her numerous publications include Twice Born Fiction, Realism and Reality, Re-reading Jane Austen and The Perishable Empire.

Professor Victor Ramraj, University of Calgary, Canada

Victor Ramraj is a senior professor of English at the University of Calgary. He is also the editor of the journal ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. An influential and highly respected critic and scholar, he has published several books, and essays in reputed international journals.

Professor Makarand Paranjape, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (Member-Secretary)

Makarand Paranjape, the Founder-Trustee of Samvad India Foundation, is currently Professor of English at the Centre of Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a widely published poet, novelist, critic, and columnist.