Nandini Das, an India-born author, won the British Academy Book Prize 2023 for Global Cultural Understanding, for her book ‘Courting India: England, Mughal India, and the Origins of Empire.’
Facts for Prelims
About the British Academy Book Prize:
- The British Academy Book Prize, previously known as the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize, was established in 2013.
- This prestigious award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding works of non-fiction that exhibit rigor, originality, and a significant contribution to enhancing the public’s understanding of diverse world cultures and their interactions.
- The British Academy, which is the United Kingdom’s national academy for humanities and social sciences, administers this book prize.
- Eligible books considered for this prize encompass a wide range of subjects within the humanities and social sciences. This includes fields such as archaeology, history, psychology, philosophy, languages, cultural studies, and more.
- The latest recipient of the award is Nandini Das, a Professor in the English faculty at the University of Oxford, who was honored for her book titled ‘Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire.’
- The winner of the British Academy Book Prize receives a cash award of £25,000. Additionally, each of the shortlisted works is granted a prize of £1,000.
-Source: Indian Express