Sardar Patel Award 2006: Submissions Invited

Sardar Patel Award 2006: Submissions Invited

The Center for India and South Asia, and the Department of History, UCLA, announce the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India.

UCLA Center for India and South Asia invites submissions for the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation in a U.S. university on a modern Indian subject for 2006. The amount of the award is $10,000.

  1. The dissertation must be on any topic on Modern India. (The dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present)
  2. The topic must also fall within in the following fields of study: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, or the Fine Arts.
  3. Dissertations submitted for consideration in the competition should have been completed between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006. In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also be considered.
  4. The dissertation must be written while enrolled at an US accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences.
  5. Submit TWO hard (preferably bound) copies of the dissertation, SEVEN copies of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of their curriculum vitae, and a letter from the dissertation supervisor or the department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the stipulated period in item #3.
  6. Dissertation materials must be postmarked no later than 15 October 2006.
  7. Submissions should be sent to:

Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
Asia Institute
11288 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Note: Dissertations will not be returned. By submitting their dissertation for consideration, they also agree to have the abstract of their dissertation placed on the website of the Sardar Patel Association. The winner(s) will be expected to attend a ceremony in Los Angeles in late 2006 or early 2007 at which the award will be conferred, and they are also expected to acknowledge the Sardar Patel Association in any publications related to the subject matter of the dissertation.

For further information on these guidelines please send an email or correspondence to:

Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History
Department of History
Univeristy of California at Los Angeles
6265 Bunche Hall, Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
Ph: (310) 825-3376

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2006