For "Cooking Women"
The Picador-Outlook Non-fiction Prize 2004

For An Atlas of Impossible Longing
The Impac Award 2010 (longlist)
The Crossword Prize 2008 (shortlist)
The Shakti Bhatt Prize 2009 (shortlist)

For The Folded Earth
The Economist Crossword Prize 2011 (awarded in 2012)
The 2012 Listen Up Awards from The Publisher's Weekly, New York (audio book)
Listen Up Audiobook of the Year
2012 Best Fiction & Classics Audiobook. Earphones Award Winner
The Hindu Literary Award 2011 (shortlist)
The Man Asian Literary Prize 2011 (longlist)
DSC Fiction Prize (longlist)