Ramanujan Prize

A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation

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 has established the A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation, awarded biennially.

There is no Ramanujan Prize competition for 2021. Books published in 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for the 2022 Ramanujan Prize competition; more information will be posted in spring 2021.

2020 Award


Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakāṇḍa, Princeton University Press