John F. Richards Prize Recipients

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.

2018
Faiz Ahmed, Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires (Harvard Univ. Press)

2017
Audrey Truschke, Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court (Columbia Univ. Press)

2016
Nayanjot Lahiri, Ashoka in Ancient India (Harvard Univ. Press)

2015
Richard Eaton and Phillip Wagoner, Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600 (Oxford Univ. Press)

2014
Sunil S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants (Harvard Univ. Press)

2013
A. Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (Columbia Univ. Press)

2012
Douglas Haynes, Small Town Capitalism in Western India (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2011
Farina Mir, The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab (Univ. of California Press)