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Mishra was a 2014 recipient of the Windham Campbell prize for his non-fiction writing. The committee praised his “new narratives about the evolution of modern Asia.” In 2011, Mishra clashed memorably with the historian Niall Ferguson; reviewing Ferguson’s book Civilisation, Mishra described him as  a “retailer of emollient tales about the glorious past.” Ferguson demanded an apology.

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