Last year we turned 20 and to mark our birthday, we started a history prize.
The Kosambi Memorial Book Prize.
The prize also celebrates the excellent series of scholarly books we co-publish with Ashoka University. The Hedgehog and Fox series is edited by Rudrangshu Mukherjee and now has 81 titles.
The prize is given to the best student of ancient history at Ashoka University. It is partly funded by a bequest from the historian Meera Kosambi and is given in memory of her grandfather, the historian Dharmanand Kosambi. The winner is nominated by the university.
In its first edition the prize was awarded jointly to Revanth Ukkalam and Haritha Govind. (Read our post about it here.)
This year the value of the prize is Rs 25,000 and the winner is . . . well, you have to wait till Wednesday 3 February to find out.