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Nayanjot Lahiri is a historian and archaeologist of ancient India and a professor of history at Ashoka University.[1][2] She was previously on the faculty of the department of history at the University of Delhi.[3]

Nayanjot Lahiri
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Known for Work in Archaeology
Awards John F. Richards, Infosys Prize
Scientific career
Fields History
Institutions Professor of History at Ashoka University

She is the winner of the 2013 Infosys Prize, in the humanities, for her work in archaeology[4][5] and the 2016 awardee of the John F. Richards prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India.[6]


Her books include The Archaeology of Indian Trade Routes (1992) and Finding Forgotten Cities (2005). She has edited The Decline and Fall of the Indus Civilization (2000) and an issue of World Archaeology entitled The Archaeology of Hinduism (2004).[7]



  1. ^ Trautman, Thomas (May 2016). "Ashoka in Ancient India (book review)". H-net. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Walk back to the past: Take a tour of the Harappan civilisation in a Delhi museum". 
  3. ^ "Ashoka University". Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri". Infosys Science Foundation. 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "2013 Infosys Science Prize Winners Announced". India Today. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nayanjot Lahiri bags prize for book on Ashoka". 
  7. ^ Lahiri, Nayanjot (2005). Finding Forgotten Cities. Ranikhet: Permanent Black. ISBN 978-8178244648.