BASAS Book Prize 2023 – Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2023 BASAS Book Prize. The Book Prize aims to encourage and recognise outstanding and bold scholarship on the region of South Asia and its diasporas. BASAS wishes to encourage and promote the work of Early Career researchers, so the Book Prize is awarded to scholars publishing their first research monograph, either singly or jointly. The shortlist for the 2023 Prize is:

  • Shruti Chaudhry, Moving for Marriage: Inequalities, Intimacy and Women’s Lives in Rural North India (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2021)
  • Bharat Jayram Venkat, At the Limits of Cure (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography) (Durham: Duke University Press, 2021)
  • Kasia Paprocki, Threatening Dystopias: The Global Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh (London: Cornell University Press, 2021)
  • Waleed Ziad, Hidden Caliphate: Sufi Saints Beyond the Oxus and Indus (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2021)

Congratulations to these authors!

The winner of the BASAS Book Prize will be announced at the BASAS annual conference 2023, hosted by the University of Leeds, 3 – 5 April.