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.

Prize

$1,000 award for the translator.

Guidelines for Submission

  • Only books bearing a copyright date of 2019 or 2020 will be eligible for the 2022 awards.
  • Publishers must complete the book nomination form.
  • Each press may nominate a maximum of six books for the Ramanujan Prize.
  • Only publishers may nominate books.
  • Upon receipt of a completed nomination form, publishers will be provided with addresses for prize committee members. A copy of each entry, clearly labeled “A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize,” must be sent to each member of the appropriate committee.

Deadline

Nominations must be received by July 15, 2021 to be eligible for the 2022 awards.

Ramanujan Prize Committee

Whitney Cox (Chair)
University of Chicago

Elaine Fisher
Stanford University

Pasha M. Khan
McGill University


2020 Award

Winner

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