Humanities and Social Sciences
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Humanities and Social Sciences

The humanities and social sciences examine the cultural, historical, philosophical, social and cultural aspects of human behavior. The Infosys Prize in Humanities & Social Sciences awards work in literary studies, history, art history, linguistics, law (including jurisprudence), archaeology, anthropology, political science (including international relations), psychology, and sociology.

In 2024, Humanities and Social Sciences were combined into one category, and Economics is a separate category.

Laureates

Humanities 2023

Jahnavi Phalkey

Founding Director, Science Gallery Bengaluru

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Jahnavi Phalkey
Humanities 2022

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Vice Chancellor and Director, Department of Professional and Continuing Education, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

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Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Humanities 2021

Ângela Barreto Xavier

Senior Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Ângela Barreto Xavier
Humanities 2020

Prachi Deshpande

Associate Professor of History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

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Prachi Deshpande
Humanities 2019

Manu V. Devadevan

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

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Manu V. Devadevan
Humanities 2018

Kavita Singh

Professor and Dean, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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Kavita Singh
Humanities 2017

Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Professor of English Literature, Department of English, King’s College London, UK

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Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Humanities 2016

Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History, History Department, Harvard University, US

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Sunil Amrith
Humanities 2015

Jonardon Ganeri

Global Network Professor of Philosophy, New York University, New York and Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, King’s College, London

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Jonardon Ganeri
Humanities 2014

Shamnad Basheer

Founder and Managing Trustee, Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access, and Founder, SpicyIP, India

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Shamnad Basheer
Ayesha Kidwai
Nayanjot Lahiri
Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Amit Chaudhuri

Jury