Sanjay Subrahmanyam won Israels Million Dollar Dan David Prize

Subrahmanyam won the prize for his work on Inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era.

Updated: Feb 13, 2019 11:01:10 am

Sanjay Subrahmanyam won Israels Million Dollar Dan David Prize

13 February 2019 Current Affairs:

Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam won Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize in the category ‘Past time dimension’ for his work in macro-history.
He shared the USD 1 million award in the ‘Past time dimension’ category with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago.

About Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Mr Subrahmanyam is a recipient of the Infosys Prize for humanities and holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at the University of California. He is the son on strategic analyst K Subrahmanyam and brother of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar.

About the Dan David Prize

It is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world.

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