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British Academy Book Prize

British Academy Book Prize:

India-born author Nandini Das was named the winner of the 2023 British Academy Book Prize.

  • British Academy Book Prize was formerly known as the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize.
  • It was established in 2013.
  • It was established to reward and celebrate the best works of non-fiction that demonstrate rigour and originality and have contributed to public understanding of other world cultures and their interactions.
  • The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences.
  • The eligible books come from the subjects that fall within those disciplines, from archaeology, history, and psychology to philosophy, languages, and cultural studies.
  • Nandini Das who is a Professor in the English faculty at the University of Oxford, won the award for her book ‘Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire’
  • The winner gets the £25,000 prize cash award, and each of the shortlisted works will receive £1,000 each.