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Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2017

Submissions are open for the Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay. The topic for this year is ‘Walking, Like Deciphering’.

Entries must come in by 5 February 2017.–by email to
UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to 10 February 2017.
As always, there will be prizes in School, College and Open categories.
Anybody can enter!


BN Prize 2017

To read prize-winning entries from previous years
Prithwiraj Mukherjee on Being Multilingual, 2013

Arjun Shatrunjay  on Finding Culture, 2014

Ila Ananya on Living Online, 2015

Siddarth Vodnala on Living Online, 2015

Shefali Mathew on Finding Family, 2016