Nayanjot Lahiri wins John F Richards Prize 2016

Q.  Who is the history Professor to be awarded the John F Richards Prize for her book on 4th Oct?
- Published on 07 Oct 16

a. Kriti Narain
b. Nayanjot Lahiri
c. Romila Thapar
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Nayanjot Lahiri
Nayanjot Lahiri wins John F Richards Prize 2016History professor at Ashoka University Nayanjot Lahiri won the 2016 John F Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India.
  • The book has given an interesting account of the manner in which the emperor spoke to others through edicts
  • The book focuses on archaeological, textual and geographical evidence regarding the ancient world and the deep history of Indian society
  • Lahiri is an eminent historian and archeologist of the ancient Indian period
  • She researchers and conducts heritage studies and archeological theories on ancient India
  • She has also won the 2013 Infosys Prize for Humanities
  • American Historical Association bestows the John F Richards Prize annually to the best South Asian historical work
  • Award has been named after eminent historian John F Richards

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