12 February 2020
Morag Wright, who studied for an MA Historical Research Methods (part-time) at SOAS University of London during 2017-2019, 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.
Morag was awarded the £1000 prize for her MA dissertation, “Moving Bodies and Moving Home: The Spatialised Lives of Travelling Ayahs, 1830-1947”. Morag is currently studying for a PhD at SOAS in the History Department, looking at the ways in which recruitment for indentured and migratory labour in colonial South Asia interacted with the legal construction of the family.
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.