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FOR ALL WITH AN INTEREST IN THE HISTORY
OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY AND THE BRITISH RAJ

BOOK PRIZE WINNERS 2023

Proceeds from lectures fund annual prizes for non-fiction historical writing on British India. Two prizes were awarded in 2023 for books published in 2022: The British in India Book Prize 2023 and The British in India Military History Book Prize 2023.

The British in India Book Prize 

The British in India Book Prize rewards excellence in writing about the history of the British in South Asia by first- or second-time authors of books published in the preceding year. The winner receives £1000.

The winning entry for The British in India Book Prize 2023 was decided by a panel of three judges. In 2023 the judges were Mr Charles Greig, Ms Valerie Haye and Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones.

Winner

Heather Campbell, The Decline of Empires in South Asia: How Britain and Russia lost their grip over India, Persia and Afghanistan, Pen & Sword Books

Runner-up

Chris Mason, Heart Like a Fakir: General Sir James Abbott and the Fall of the East India Company, Rowman & Littlefield

The British in India Military History Book Prize

The British in India Military History Book Prize rewards excellence in writing about the military history of the British in South Asia up to 1947 by first- or second-time authors of books published in the preceding year. The winner receives £500.

The winning entry for The British in India Military History Book Prize 2023 was decided by a panel of three judges. In 2023 the judges were Professor Raymond Callahan, Ms Valerie Haye and Professor Douglas Peers.

Winner

Chris Mason, Heart Like a Fakir: General Sir James Abbott and the Fall of the East India Company, Rowman & Littlefield

Runner-up

Christina Welsch, The Company’s Sword: The East India Company and the Politics of Militarism 1644-1858, Cambridge University Press

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