The Royal Asiatic Society is delighted to announce the launch of the Surya P. Subedi Prize for the publication of a book or article on Nepal in English in any one calendar year. Nominations are invited for publications on Nepal during 2022 and should include a short paragraph of not more than 500 words detailing why the book or article should be considered for the prize accompanied by a short biography of the author and one letter of support. The value of the annual Prize is £500 (five hundred pounds) Nominations for the Prize will close on March 30th 2023. The nominations will then be considered by a panel of judges and the winner will be announced by the end of September 2023.This Prize has been offered by Dr. James J. Busuttil to honour the work and distinguished career of his friend and colleague Professor Surya P. Subedi OBE KC DCL LLD, Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds. A further contribution to the Prize fund was made later by an anonymous benefactor. The Prize will be awarded on the recommendation of three judges appointed by the Society. The Society will be responsible for administering the Prize which will be presented in conjunction with a public lecture to be given by the winner at an open meeting of the Society.

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