Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical Association

Ramchandra Guha is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar.

FP Staff October 08, 2019 13:49:52 IST
Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical Association
  • Ramchandra Guha is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar.

  • Guha expressed gratitude to the association on Twitter saying he was "deeply honoured".

  • The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in New York on 3 January.

The American Historical Association (AHA) has conferred its Honorary Foreign Member prize for the year 2019 on acclaimed writer and historian Ramchandra Guha. He is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar, who received the honour in 2009 and 1952 respectively. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in New York on 3 January.

Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical Association

File image of Ramchandra Guha via Twitter.

The Honorary Foreign Membership for established by the AHA to recognise historians working outside the United States of America for their scholarship and assistance to American scholars working in their country.

Guha expressed gratitude to the association on Twitter saying he was "deeply honoured" and thanked his wife, teacher and first editor for contributing to his scholarship.

 

A regular contributor to various academic journals, Guha is also the author of India After Gandhi, a seminal literary success published in 2007 by HarperCollins. The book won the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award for English, and was chosen Book of the Year by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

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