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Sanjay Subrahmanyam Wins Dan David Prize of Israel for 2019

Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has won the prestigious Dan David Prize of Israel for the year 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans 
Sanjay Subrahmanyam Wins Dan David Prize of Israel for 2019

and people of North and South America during the early modern era.
  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam shares the award in the category of 'Past Time Dimension' with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago.

About the Dan David Prize:

  • The Dan David Prize is a joint international award given by the Dan David Foundation headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
  • The award was instituted by late Dan David, an international businessman and philanthropist who envisioned a project that would extend beyond traditional academic categorisations.

Categories of Dan David Prize:

  • Past category is generally drawn from the fields of history, archaeology, palaeontology and biography.
  • Present category from arts, media, policy and economics.
  • Future category from one of the exact or natural sciences.

Categories from which 2019 awardees were chosen:

  • Macrohistory: Past category
  • Defending Democracy: Present category
  • Combating Climate Change: Future category

One must know:

  • The award in the "Present" category for "Defending Democracy" has been won by 'Reporters without Borders' and Prof Michael Ignatieff.
  • The prize in the "Future" category for "Combating Climate Change" has been won by Christina Figueres, a Costa Rican diplomat.
  • To encourage and foster new generations of scholars, the awardees are required to donate 10 per cent of their prize money towards scholarships for graduate or post-graduate researchers in their respective fields.

Question:

Q. Which Indian historian has won the prestigious Dan David Prize of Israel for the year 2019?
a. Sanjay Subrahmanyam
b. Rajeev Subrahmanyam
c. Sanjeev Subrahmanyam
d. Suresh Subrahmanyam
Sanjay Subrahmanyam Wins Dan David Prize of Israel for 2019 Sanjay Subrahmanyam Wins Dan David Prize of Israel for 2019 Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on February 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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