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

   THE BRITISH IN INDIA BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST

Proceeds from lectures fund annual prizes for non-fiction historical writing on British India: The British in India Book Prize and The British in India Military History Book Prize. 

Congratulations to the following authors and publishers whose books have been shortlisted for The British in India Book Prize.

The British in India Book Prize 

An annual prize of £1000 for an original work that makes a significant contribution to advancing knowledge or understanding of the British in South Asia and is the author’s first or second sole book publication.

The British in India Book Prize 2024

The British in India Book Prize 2024 rewards excellence in writing about the history of the British in South Asia by first- or second-time authors of books published in 2023. The winning entry will be decided by a panel of three judges. Congratulations to the following authors and publishers whose books have been shortlisted.

Shortlist

Harrison Akins. Conquering the Maharajahs: India’s Princely States and the End of Empire 1930-50. Manchester University Press.

Joshua Ehrlich. The East India Company and the Politics of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press.

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson. Working-Class Raj: Colonialism and the Making of Class in British India. Cambridge University Press.

Callie Wilkinson. Empire of Influence: The East India Company and the Making of Indirect Rule. Cambridge University Press.

Nicholas Hoover Wilson. Modernity's Corruption: Empire and Morality in the Making of British India. Columbia University Press.

Tom Young. Unmaking the East India Company: British Art and Political Reform in Colonial India, c. 1813–1858. Paul Mellon Centre/Yale University Press.

The British in India Military History Book Prize

The British in India Prize for Military History 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 is decided by a panel of three judges. The British in India Prize for Military History will not be awarded in 2024 due to insufficient entries.

Roderick Mackenzie, The State Entry into Delhi (detail), depicting the Delhi Durbar of 1903, a ceremonial procession to mark the succession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India. Following the Viceroy Lord Curzon (not shown), the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, representing the British Royal Family, pass the Jama Masjid. Next, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharaja of Mysore followed by other Indian princes. Wikimedia Commons, CC2.0.

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