Renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for Religious Studies for his breakthrough research into the literature and culture of southern India.
Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee, headed by Professor Shaul Shaked. He was chosen for this award for his studies on the religion, literature and culture of southern India and has command over Indian languages like Sanskrit, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam.
Israel Prize is considered the country’s highest honour presented annually on Independence Day. It is given to those who have displayed excellence in their fields, or have contributed strongly to Israeli culture or the State.
Shulman is US born professor currently teaching Hebrew language at University of Jerusalem. He had founded the field of India studies in Israel and most of India researchers in Israel are his students. Through his books and translations, he has introduced the field of India studies to Israeli academia and the general public.
He is a member of the American Academy of Sciences, Israel Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded with Emet Prize by the Isreali Prime Minister’s Office for excellence in academic and professional achievements. In 1987, he had won prestigious MacArthur Fellowship becoming 1st Israeli to win it.
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1. Name the person who has won the prestigious Israel prize for religious studies ?
2. Who is David Shulman ?