The New India Foundation announces an annual Book Prize titled “Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize” for the best non-fiction book on modern / contemporary India. There is no limitation as to genre—the book can be a work of history, biography, political commentary, travel, memoir, etc. There are no restrictions as regards the writer’s nationality either. Works written originally in English or translated into English are eligible. Nominations are invited for books published in the calendar year 2017 for the inaugural prize (of Rs 15 lakhs), which will be awarded at a function in Bengaluru in October 2018.
This prize builds on the New India Foundation’s mission of sponsoring high quality research and writing on the world’s largest democracy. The jury for the NIF Prize will be the same as that which awards the NIF Fellowships.