Alumnus Aniket Aga awarded the 2016 Sardar Patel Best Dissertation Award

Aniket Aga
May 6, 2017

Congratulations to Aniket Aga (PhD, Anthropology, 2016), whose dissertation titled ‘Genetically Modified Democracy: The Science and Politics of Transgenic Agriculture in Contemporary India’ has been selected for the 2016 Sardar Patel Best Dissertation Award. Established in 1999, the Sardar Patel award is annually conferred by the Center for India and South Asia at UCLA.  The award was created to honor the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India - social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts - in any U.S. University or academic institution awarding the Ph.D. A list of previous winners since the award was instituted in 2000, can be found at: