New India Foundation announces an Annual NIF Book Prize for the best non-fiction book about India since 1947. Nominations are invited for books (in English or translated) published in the calendar year 2017 for the inagural prize for 2018. A prize of Rs.12 lakhs will be given to the book chosen for the award.
This prize builds on New India Foundation’s mission of sponsoring high quality research on aspects of Independent India and seeks to recognize a work of non-fiction scholarship across genres, themes and ideologies published by any writer every year. The jury for the NIF Prize will be the same one that awards the NIF Fellowships. The winner of the prize will be announced in October 2018 at one of the annual events of New India Foundation.