De Nobili Research Library Prize

For the 2012 “De Nobili Research Library Prize,” students, young researchers and others interested in the Christian encounter with Indian religions were invited to submit a previously unpublished essay, written in English or German, of approximately 18,000 words on the topic “Dimensions of the Christian Encounter with the Religions of India: Aims, Possibilities, Ramifications.” A prize committee consisting of members of the Association and an external referee evaluated the submitted essays in a double-blind review process. The award-winning essay was “The Scottish ‘Discovery’ of Jainism in Nineteenth-Century Bombay” by Mitch Numark, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, California State University Sacramento. The prize money amounted to € 2,500. The award ceremony was held on the occasion of the fifth annual lecture of the De Nobili Research Library in October 2013. A volume containing the prize-winning essay and three other papers on the topic of the competition is forthcoming in 2017.