The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation

provides subventions

for the publication of “first books”

by young scholars in the field of classical Indology*.

Applicants will submit a CV, a book title, book summary, and table of contents to the Foundation, with a list of potential publishers. These should be academic presses: either US university presses or the US offices of foreign academic presses, such as Oxford University Press. Upon preliminary approval, the author will send the full manuscript for review. The manuscript should be in publishable form, that is, one that the author sends to a publisher, in most cases a thoroughly revised dissertation. Once a book has been approved by the Foundation, the Foundation will provide a subvention of $ 5000 to the press that undertakes to publish it. It will be the responsibility of the author to find a suitable press. The published book must carry on the Copyright page the acknowledgment: “Published with the support of The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation.”

This program is intended to support young scholars in the early years of their postdoctoral academic life.

recent works

Sonam Kachru

Other Lives: Mind and World in Indian Buddhism,

Columbia University Press

New York, 2021

Subhashini Kaligotla 

Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Architects and Their Audiences in Medieval India

Yale University Press

New Haven, 2022