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Book Prize

The AIIS Book Prize

In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject, one in the humanities, “The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities” and one in the social sciences,  “The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences”. Only junior scholars who have received the PhD within the last eight years (2006 and after)  are eligible. This must be the first book by the author.

A prize committee will determine the yearly winners, though the committee may choose not to award prizes for any year in which worthy submissions are lacking.  The prize will include a subvention of $2500 for the press publishing the manuscript. There is no designated press for publication. Authors are advised to submit their manuscript for publication at the most appropriate press; concurrent submission to multiple presses is recommended. Manuscripts under review or under contract with a press are eligible. Applicants need not have held an AIIS fellowship or participaed in an AIIS language program in India.

Unrevised dissertations are not accepted. Applicants must demonstrate they have revised the original dissertation. 

This Year’s Book Prize Winner

Book prize announcement flier

Manuscripts are due October 1st, with an announcement of the awardees in the winter of 2014 . Send One PDF and One Paper copy of your manuscript no later than October 1, 2014, to the Publications Committee Chair, Brian Hatcher, Dept of Religion, Tufts University, 314 Eaton Hall, Medford, MA 02144. Queries can be addressed to brian.hatcher@tufts.edu.

Publications committee:                                          

Brian Hatcher, Tufts University                                   Ramnarayan Rawat, University of Delaware

Susan S. Wadley, Syracuse University                           Joyce Flueckiger, Emory University

Pikh Ghosh, University of North Carolina                   Mytheli Sreenivas, Ohio State University

A workshop for recent Ph.D. recipients on turning a dissertation into a book is also offered annually at the Madison South Asia Conference in October.

Click here for more information, or contact:

The American Institute of Indian Studies
aiis@uchicago.edu

or

The Publications Committee Chair
Brian Hatcher
brian.hatcher@tufts.edu

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