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Book Prize Awardees

2021

Rizvi Book Cover

Author: Mubbashir Rizvi
Title: The Ethics of Staying: Social Movements and Land Rights Politics in Pakistan

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2020
Defending Muhammad in Modernity cover

Author: SherAli Tareen
Title: Defending Muhammad in Modernity

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2019 
The New Pakistani Middle Class cover

Author: Ammara Maqsood, Department of Anthropology, University College London
Title: The New Pakistani Middle Class

2016-17

Politics of Desecularization cover

Author: Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Title: Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan

2015-16

Blood and Water cover

Author: David Gilmartin, Professor of History, North Carolina State University 
Title: Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

2014-15

Pakistan's Experience with Formal Law

Author: Osama Siddique, Executive Director of the Law and Policy Research Network (LPRN), Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), and currently a member of the Senior Faculty of the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. 
Title: Pakistan's Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice

2013-14

Body of Victim, Body of Warrior

Author: Cabeiri Robinson, Associate Professor of International Studies & South Asian Studies, University of Washington
Title: Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

2012-13

Muslim Becoming cover

Author:  Naveeda Khan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan 

2011-12

Senior Book Prize

On Wings of Diesel cover

Author:  Jamal Elias, Religious Studies and Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
Title: On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan

Junior Book Prize

Speaking like a state cover

Author: Alyssa Ayres, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, US Dept. of State
Title: Speaking Like a State: Language and Nationalism in Pakistan
This book was written in the author's personal capacity prior to her appointment at the Department of State.  The views are the author's own and do not represent the views of the Department of State.