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A. R. RAHMAN
Grand Prize 2016
A. R. RAHMAN
India / Composer, Song writer, Singer

By his world-famous music, Mr. A. R. Rahman has opened up a new arena for film music, and has beco...See more »

Ramachandra GUHA
Academic Prize 2015
Ramachandra GUHA
India / Historian and Sociologist

Dr. Ramachandra Guha, a leading Indian historian, pioneered the new horizon of environmental histo...See more »

Nalini MALANI
Arts and Culture Prize 2013
Nalini MALANI
India / Artist

Ms. Nalini Malani is a leading Asian artist who has been internationally acclaimed for her large-s...See more »

Vandana SHIVA
Grand Prize 2012
Vandana SHIVA
India / Environmental Philosopher and Activist (Director, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology)

Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental philosopher who has enlightened many people by presen...See more »

Partha CHATTERJEE
Academic Prize 2009
Partha CHATTERJEE
India / Professor of Political Science (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

Professor Partha Chatterjee is a leading Asian academic in political science and history, who has ...See more »

Ashis Nandy
Grand Prize 2007
Ashis Nandy
India / Social and Cultural Critic (National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research)

Professor Ashis Nandy is one of the leading social and cultural critics not only in India but also...See more »

Amjad Ali KHAN
Grand Prize 2004
Amjad Ali KHAN
India / Sarod Maestro

Mr. Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro of the sarod, a stringed instrument used in classical Indian music...See more »

Romila THAPAR
Academic Prize 1997
Romila THAPAR
India / Historian (Professor Emeritus of Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Professor Romila Thapar is a renowned historian of modern Asia. Starting her academic career in po...See more »

Padma SUBRAHMANYAM
Arts and Culture Prize 1994
Padma SUBRAHMANYAM
India / Traditional Dancer

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam is a leading figure in Indian classical dance, Bharata Natyam. Gifted with ...See more »

Ravi SHANKAR
Grand Prize 1991
Ravi SHANKAR
India / Sitar Player

Pandit Ravi Shankar is a celebrated musician of India. His sitar music, which embodies an eloquent...See more »