Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize
Manish Sabharwal, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Ramachandra Guha, Srinath Raghavan
Manish Sabharwal is Chairman of Teamlease and a Friend of BLF. Prior to co-founding the company, he co-founded India Life, a human resource outsourcing company in 1996 that was acquired by Hewitt associates in 2002. Consequently, he was chief executive officer of Hewitt Outsourcing (Asia) based in Singapore. Manish also serves on various state and central government committees on education, employment and employability and is a columnist for Indian Express. He is an alumnus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shriram College Delhi and Mayo College, Ajmer. His favourite book is Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at the
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her most recent publication (edited) is Re-Forming India: The Nation Today. (Penguin Random House, 2019) Her book Citizenship and Its Discontents (Harvard University Press, 2013) won the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Prize of the Association of Asian Studies in 2015. She is also the author of Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (OUP, 1999). She has co-edited The Oxford Companion to Politics in India, and is the editor/co-editor of, among others, Democracy in India (OUP, 2001) and Local Governance in India: Decentralisation and Beyond (OUP 2005). In 2009, she delivered the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at All Souls College, Oxford. She was Vice-President of the American Political Science Association in 2011-12.
Ramachandra Guha has taught at Yale and Stanford universities, the University of Oslo, the Indian Institute of Science, and the London School of Economics. His latest book is Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. His earlier books include the award-winning India After Gandhi, and the first volume of this biography, Gandhi Before India which was a 2014 New York Times Notable Book, and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. He writes regularly on social and political issues for The New York Times, and for the British and Indian presses, including The Telegraph and the Hindustan Times. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Srinath Raghavan is a Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is also a Visiting Professor of International Relations at Ashoka University. He is author of several books including The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia (2018). He is a recipient of the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences (2015).”