Enabling ground breaking research on Independent India through Fellowships and recognising excellence in writing on modern and contemporary india through the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Book Prize.
Applications for the 10th round of New India Foundation Fellowship are now closed - many thanks to everyone who applied. Stay connected for updates on the announcement of Fellows.
We are pleased to announce the joint winners of the third Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize: Amit Ahuja for his book 'Mobilizing the Marginalized' and Jairam Ramesh for his book 'A Chequered Brilliance'. Read More.
Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture for 2021 Topic: US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here? Speaker: Edward Luce Date: 12th March 2021 Time: 6:30 pm IST Register here: https://bit.ly/3u3CSE4
The core activity of the New India Foundation is the New India Fellowships, awarded to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India. From a large pool of several hundred applications, about 15-20 are shortlisted to meet with the jury and about 5-10 fellowships are awarded.
The New India Foundation announces an annual Book Prize titled “Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize” for the best non-fiction book on post independence india. There is no limitation as to genre—the book can be a work of history, biography, political commentary, travel, memoir, etc.