John F. Richards Prize

The American Historical Association
Announces
The John F. Richards Prize
in South Asian History for 2011
The John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on South Asian history published in English during the previous calendar year. South Asia is defined as the geographic area included in the modern states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Eligibility will be defined quite broadly, including books on any period or field of South Asian historical studies and works which integrate South Asian history with broader global issues and movements. In making its selection, the prize committee will pay particular attention to depth of research, methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence. Works that reinterpret old themes or develop new theoretical perspectives are welcome. Anthologies, encyclopedias and other edited volumes will not be considered. Books published between May 1, 2010, and April 30, 2011, are eligible for the 2011 award.
Please look for the official announcment on the website of the American Historical Association:

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http://www.historians.org/PRIZES/index.cfm?PrizeAbbrev=Richards

 

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