Kanak Mani Dixit
Lalitpur ~ Nepal
Writer and activist, Kanak Mani Dixit is a catalyst for cultural development that transcends national boundaries in South Asia. He is the founding editor (1987 to the present) of Himal Southasian, a high quality, independent, monthly journal that offers informed critical commentary on social and cultural issues. He also founded the Film South Asia (FSA), a documentary festival. This first Prince Claus Award to Nepal honours Kanak Mani Dixit for his outstanding contributions to public debate, for creating platforms that enable South Asians to connect, interact and network transcending national and cultural boundaries, and for his socially engaged, multi-disciplinary approach to creativity and development.