The trustees of the New India Foundation are pleased to announce a new, annual New India Foundation Book prize. The NIF uniquely matches public-spirited philanthropy with ground-breaking and relevant scholarship. Adding to its fellowships to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India, the NIF Book Prize with a grant of Rs.15 lacs will be given every year to the best non-fiction book about modern/contemporary India. The prize builds on the New India Foundation mission of sponsoring high quality research on aspects of Independent India and will seek to recognize an outstanding work of non-fiction published each year.
The criteria for the prize are: the book should be a non-fiction work across genreson any aspect of modern/contemporary India published in the calendar year 2017. This prize is open to all authors independent of their nationality. NIF fellows will not be eligible to be nominated for this prize.
The Jury for the NIF Prize will be the same as that which awards the NIF Fellowships. The link to nominate books (open to all publishers, authors and individuals) will close by June 1st, 2018. Publishers can nominate no more than five books published by them in 2017. NIF proposes to announce the winner at the Bangalore Literature Festival in October 2018.
The nominators applicants can upload their details www.newindiafoundation.org/bookprize