Awards, Grants, and Patents

  • Winner of the All-India Poetry Competition (2005)
  • Winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, UK (2006)
  • Shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award (2010)
  • Longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award & the Orange Prize (2011)
  • Forward Prize Special Commendation for Best Poem 2018, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods
  • Short-listed for the Ted Hughes Award in 2019 for Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods
  • Recipient of a UK Arts Council Grant (2007)
  • Was also a Santa Maddalena Fellow (2007), and Ledig House Fellow (2008, 2012, 2018).
  • One of the Top Ten modern poets to read by Moleskine's magazine, Fold (2019)