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Humanities

Originating in ancient Greece, the humanities is a branch of knowledge that examines the cultural, historical, philosophical, and other aspects of human society. The Infosys Prize has awarded work in literary theory, history, art history, linguistics, jurisprudence, archaeology, and philosophy.

Laureates

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

Dr. Ângela Barreto Xavier

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

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Dr. Ângela Barreto Xavier
Humanities 2020

Prof. Prachi Deshpande

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

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Prof. Prachi Deshpande
Humanities 2019

Asst. Prof. Manu V. Devadevan

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

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Asst. Prof. Manu V. Devadevan
Humanities 2018

Prof. Kavita Singh

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

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Prof. Kavita Singh
Humanities 2017

Prof. Ananya Jahanara Kabir

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

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Prof. Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Humanities 2016

Prof. Sunil Amrith

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

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Prof. 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
Humanities 2013

Prof. Ayesha Kidwai

Professor, Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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Prof. Ayesha Kidwai
Humanities 2013

Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri

Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

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Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri
Humanities 2012

Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Distinguished Professor of History, & Navin and Pratima Doshi Endowed Chair, Pre-Modern Indian History, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

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Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Humanities 2012

Prof. Amit Chaudhuri

Professor of Contemporary Literature at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

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Prof. Amit Chaudhuri

Jury