- 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
- 2018, Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
- 1995, Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of 1994
- 1993, Central Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of the Year
- 1986, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Award
- 1983, Harry Kurnitz Creative Writing Award
- 1980-81, M.A. in English and Aesthetics, Department of English, University of Bombay. Awarded the Gold Medal two years in a row.