Nani Deb Memorial Prize in Asian Religions
Nani Deb (1918-2002) was a passionate advocate for education, although she herself never finished school. Deeply religious, she was willing to make whatever sacrifices were necessary so that her children could get the best possible education. She was a treasure trove of oral history and loved to share stories from her youth, particularly about the struggle of women in India. Nani Deb is survived by two sons, both scientists in California; two daughters in India—one a statistician, and the other a principal of a middle school that serves mostly poor and low-income families; and six grandchildren. The winner will receive reimbursement for a book purchase of up to $200.00. A winner will be determined in April.
The Buddhist Idea of Forbearance: A Comparative study of the Mahābhārata and Jātakas
John (Max) Mikitish
Tibetan Buddhism and Russian Empire in a Buryat Folktale
A Currency of Power: The Sale of Buddhist Ordination Certificates during the Tang and Song Dynasties
One King, Two Virtues: Jain and Hindu Tellings of the Hariṡcandra Story
- Sasha has also translated the first act of the Jain drama from the Sanskrit and Prakrit. The play is extremely difficult, written in a colloquial language of the 12th century, and has no commentary to aid in the reading.
Blood is Thicker than Holy Water: Clan Alliance among Monk-Officials of Pemayangtse Royal Monastery of Sikkim during the Chogyal Dynasty
Memory in Indian Narrative: A collection of essays
Tracing Tantra, Coloring Enlightenment: THE ṚṢIMAṆḌALA
Pilgrimage and Saints in Tamil Religious Literature
Occluding the Sun: Solar Worship, Solar Eclipses, and the Composition of the Vāmana Purāṇa