Parashar Kulkarni, assistant professor in Social Sciences at Yale NUS College in Singapore, has become the first Indian author to win the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Source: b'Parashar Kulkarni'

This annual award is open to Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and, this year, invited almost 4,000 entries. The prize money is 5,000 pound (nearly Rs 5 lakh).

Granta, a literary magazine and publisher in the United Kingdom, has published the story on its website as it is a partner of the Commonwealth Writers, the award's organisers.

You can read the story here.

Feature image source: Twitter / @GrantaMag