Nandini Das and Kris Manjapra, two authors of Indian origin, have been shortlisted for the 2023 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding. Das’s book, ‘Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire,’ offers fresh perspectives on the diplomatic mission from England to India in the early 1600s. Manjapra’s ‘Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation’ explores the false promise of emancipation after the abolition of slavery in the 19th century. The winner, to be announced on October 31st, will receive GBP 25,000.
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