Ananya Vajpeyi works at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory, and critical philology. Her first book Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India won the 41st Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize from Harvard University Press, the Crossword Award for Non-Fiction (2013) and the Tata First Book Award for Non-Fiction (2013). It was also chosen as an author's favorite book by The Guardian and an editor's favorite book by The New Republic in 2012. She is currently writing a life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Waiting for Giorgio
There was a time when young scholars were encouraged to train with their mentors, instead of just absorbing ideas from the page (or the screen)....