SOAS University of London

SOAS postgraduate student awarded inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize

20 February 2019
Ila Ananya
Noor Inayat Khan Prize recipient for 2018/19, Ila Ananya.

Ila Ananya, who studied for an MA Gender Studies at SOAS University of London during 2017-18, has been awarded Noor Inayat Khan Prize for her ‘outstanding’ dissertation. The prize is awarded by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) to a SOAS MA student working in the fields of History and Gender Studies with reference to South Asia.

Ananya was awarded the £1000 prize for her dissertation, “Notes on ‘Seeing’ and Stepping Out: (In)Visibilizing Women’s
Bodies in Delhi’s Universities.”

The Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust is a UK trust established in the memory of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of the legendary Tipu Sultan and a secret agent in the Second World War.

For further details on the Trust, and information about scholarships available to SOAS students whose research focuses on South Asia, visit the SSAI scholarship pages.