Nayanjot Lahiri bags prize for book on Ashoka

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Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor of History at the Ashoka University, has been awarded the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India. The book has been critically acclaimed for its riveting account of an emperor who spoke to his people through his edicts; his victories and loss that left a legacy that surpassed him.

The Richards Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to the best book in . The prize will be awarded at the Association’s 131st Annual Meeting in January, 2017. Read more


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