Monday, March 1, 2010

Amitav Ghosh wins Israeli prize

Amitav Ghosh was named as one of the three winners of the international Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of US$1 million each for outstanding achievement.

The Dan David Prize is named after international businessman and philanthropist Dan David and is headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The laureates, who donate 10% of their prize money towards 20 doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships, will be honoured at a ceremony onMay 9, 2010 at Tel Aviv University in the presence of the President of the State of Israel.

The citation for him read: "for his novels which offer a panoramic treatment of twentieth-century history from a postcolonial perspective and a transnational understanding of the self seen as the intersection of the many identities produced by the collision of languages and cultures".

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