• 2021, American Literary Translators’ Association Prize for Prose Fiction Translation, for No Presents Please (Jayant Kaikini)
  • 2019, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018, jointly awarded with Jayant Kaikini, for No Presents Please
  • 1995, Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of 1994
  • 1993, Central Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of the Year




2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
2016 Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS Singapore
2013 Lichtstern Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
2013 Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society; Advisor to the Access to Knowledge Team working on the Indian Wikipedia
2011 Fellow, Institut d’etudes avancees [Institute of Advanced Studies/Research] de Nantes, France
2007 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin [Institute of Advanced Studies], Germany
2005 Honorary Visiting Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
1997-99 Sephis (Netherlands) Postdoctoral Fellowship
1996 Sawyer Fellow, International Institute, University of Michigan
1996 Rockefeller Fellow, Program in Globalization and the Media, Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago
1992-94 Homi Bhabha National Fellowship