Book awards: A.K. Ramanujan Prize for Translation

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Anandamath by Bankimcandra Chatterji2008, to Julius J. Lipner
Classical Telugu Poetry by Velcheru Narayana Rao2004, to Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman
The Four Hundred Songs of War and Wisdom by George L. Hart2002, to George L. Hart and Hank Heifetz
Shilappadikaram: (The Ankle Bracelet) by Ilango Adigal1996, to Rajagopal Parthasarathy
The Upanishads by AnonymousOlivelle translation

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Awarded by the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies

A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) was born and educated in Mysore, India. He taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades, where he served as the chairman of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. He earned the Padma Shri in 1976 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 1983. In recognition of the excellence of his translations, the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (SAC) has established the A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation. The award of $1,000, is given every other year, and is intended to recognize and encourage translations from South Asian languages into English. Translations will be judged by their aesthetic quality and contributions to the field of South Asian studies. Special consideration will be given to innovative work that reaches a wide audience

Began in 1996

A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation website


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