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Honorary Fellowships and Medals

The Asiatic Society recognizes persons who have contributed to the promotion of the objectives of the Society by electing them as Honorary Fellows. This practice was started in 1815. Scholars and luminaries like Monier Williams, R.G. Bhandarkar, Father Heras, S. Radhakrishnan, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Satyajit Ray and M. N. Srinivas were among the Honorary Fellows. Current Honorary Fellows include distinguished personalities like Jayant Narlikar, Mahashweta Devi, I.G. Patel and Kapila Vatsyayan.

The Society has instituted 3 medals for excellence in different fields, which are awarded every 3 years.

Campbell Memorial Gold Medal established in 1907, awarded in recognition of distinguished services on the subject of Oriental History, Folklore or Ethnology, calculated to further the objects of the Society, namely the investigation and encouragement of Oriental Arts, Sciences and Literature.

MM.Dr. P.V.Kane Gold Medal established in 1946, awarded for valuable research work in Vedic Studies or in Classical Sanskrit with special reference to Dharma Shastra and Poetics.

Society's Silver Medal awarded to a Member of the Society who has written a book adjudged as the best in the given 3 year period.

Annual Fellowships
In order to encourage and support young researchers in Indology, History and other social sciences, the Society has, beginning from 1991, instituted annual fellowships for scholars, including but not confined to PhD research scholars. One fellowship is given by the Society itself and the remaining have been endowed by various individuals and institutions

Fellows are required to submit a research paper at the end of their tenure, and several of these have been published in the Journal.

List of fellowships
- Chief Justice M.C.Chagla Doctoral fellowship in Modem Indian History
- INDAL fellowship in Social Sciences
- Fellowship in Labour Studies
- Justice K.T.Telang fellowship in Indology
- Gulestan Billimoria Fellowship for a topic related to Mumbai/Maharashtra
- Asiatic Society's Fellowship in Social Sciences
- G.S.Pohekar Memorial Fellowship for a topic on any aspect of Japan



Years of conferment        Name Of Honorary Fellows

1815                              Mr. Asselien de Cherville.
1829                              Chevalier Caesar Moreau, F.R.S. (Paris).
1829                              Le Baron Silvestre De Sacy (Paris).
1829                              Professor Augustus William Von Schelegel (Bonn).
1829                              Mr. Julius Von Klaproth (Paris).
1829                              Mr. Abel Remusat (Paris).
1829                              Rev. Dr. Thorne.
1829                              Mr. Antonine Leonard De Chezy (Paris).
1830                              Sir J. G. Wilkinson, K.C.I.E. (London).
1830                              Dr. Otham Frank.
1830                              Signor G. Mutti.
1831                              Sir John Wither Awdry, Kt.
1832                              Lt. Genl. Sir Colin Halket, K.C.B., G.C.H.
1832                              Sir Herbert Compton.
1832                              Professor Garcin de Tassy (Paris).
1834                              Rt. Rev. Bishop S. Miles Pendergast.
1835                              Baron C. Hugel (Vienna).
1835                              Dr. A.S. Walne (Cairo).
1839                              Prof. T. Pavie (Paris).
1842                              Prof. N.L. Westergaard, K.D. (Conpenhagen).
1842                              Le Comte Genberg de Homao.
1842                              Prof. C. Lassen (Bonn).
1842                              M.M. Etienne de Quatremere (Paris).
1843                              Rt. Rev. Dr. W. J. Whelan, R.C.Bishop of Bombay.
1843                              M. Etienne de Quatremere (Paris).
1845                              Le Marquis de Ferriere de Vayer (Paris).
1845                              Dr. James Cowles Prichard, M.D., F.R.S. (Bristol).
1845                              Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, M.D., F.R.G.S. (London).
1846                              His Excellency Monsieur de la Grieve.
1848                              Le Vicomte de kerckhov (Antwerp).
1848                              Mr. M. Felix Bogaerts, R. N. (London)
1849                              Capt. S.H. Inglefield, R. N. (London)
1849                              Mr. B. Hodgson, B.C.S.
1850                              Mr. R. X. Murphy, Bombay.
1855                              Rev. R. H. Th. Frienderich, F.R.G.S. (Batavia, Java).
1855                              Rev. John Stevenson, D.D. (Ladykirk, Berwick).
1859                              Mr. E. E. Elliot (Bombay And London).
1860                              Dr. Martin Haug (Poona).
1862                              Mr. H. J. Carter, F.R.S., Bombay Medical Service.
1865                              Mr. W. E. Frere, I.C.S. (London).
1866                              Sir Richard Temple, K.C.S.I.
1866                              Mr. J. H. Rivara de Cunha, (Goa).
1866                              Dr. A. Weber (Berlin).
1867                              Dr. A. H. Leith, M.D. (London).
1868                              Sir G. C. M. Birdwood, DT. M.D., C.S.I. (London).
1869                              Mr. H. Newton, C. S.
1874                              Sir Walter Elliot, K.C.S.I.
1874                              Mr. E. Rehatsek.
1874                              Mr. M. C. Commendatore.
1874                              Dr. Karl Von Scherzer.
1875                              Sir Monier M. Williams, Oxford.
1877                              Surgeon Major O. Codrington.
1877                              Pandit Bhagwanlal Indraji.
1879                              Rai Rajendralal Mitra, C.I.E.
1885                              Count A. de Gubernatis (Italy).
1892                              Sir Raymond West, M.A., LLD, K.C.I.E.
1921                              Dr. F. W. Thomas, M. A., Ph.D., C.I.E., Oxford.
1922                              Dr. Sylvain Levi.
1923                              Dr. M. Winternitz.
1924                              Sir R. G. Bhandarkar, K.C.I.E.
1924                              Dr. Heinrich Luders.
1924                              Sir Jadunath Sarkar.
1924                              Dr. Ganganath Jha. M.A., D.LITT., LL.D.
1924                              Dr. Mahamahopadhyaya Vasudeo Shastri Abhyankar.
1924                              Shams-ul-ulema Sir Jivanji J. Modi, C.I.E.
1924                              Mr. Vishwanath P. Vaidya, B.A., Bar-at-law.
1924                              MM. P.V. Kane, M. A., LL.M.
1924                              Dr. M. N. Dhalla.
1924                              Sir George A. Grierson.
1924                              Prof. N. B. Divatia.
1924                              Mr. Vishwanath K. Rajvade.
1924                              Dewan Bahadur L. D. Swami Kannu Pillai.
1924                              The Rev. Dr. D. Mackinchan, M.A., D.D.
1924                              The Rev. Dr. R. Scott, M.A., D.D.
1924                              Khan Bahadur Prof. Shaik Abdul Kadar Surfraz.
1924                              Prof. S.H. Hodivala.
1938                              Dr. V.S. Sukthankar, M.A., Ph.D.
1938                              Mr. W. lvanow.
1943                              Dr. B. C. Law, M.A., Ph. D., D.L.H.
1951                              Dr. Radha Kumud Mookerji.
1951                              Dr. S. K. Belvalkar.
1951                              Dr. G. S. Sardesai.
1953                              Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
1953                              Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee.
1953                              Dr. R. C. Majumdar.
1953                              Dr. L. D. Barnett.
1953                              Dr. L. Renou.
1953                              Dr. W. Schubring.
1954                              Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
1954                              Prof. Nilakanta K. Sastri.
1954                              Rev. Fr. H. Heras.
1969                              Dr. Moti Chandra
1969                              Dr. K. M. Munshi.
1991                              Durga Bhawat.
1991                              Father John correia-Afonso.
1991                              Dr. Bhabatosh Datta
1991                              Tarkateertha Laxmanshastri Joshi.
1991                              Mr. Karl Khandalavala.
1991                              Dr. Braj Basi Lal.
1991                              Dr. Bal Ram Nanda.
1991                              Mr. Setu Madhavrao Pagadi.
1991                              Dr. Pratapaditya Pal.
1991                              Dr. Kakkadan Nandanath Raj.
1991                              Dr. Kanta Ranadive.
1991                              Mr. Satyajit Ray.
1991                              Mr. Hormasji Maneckji Seervai.
1991                              Prof. Mysore Narasimhachar (M. N.) Srinivas.
1991                              Prof. Romila Thapar.
1991                              Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan.
1993                              Dr. Malcolm Sathianathan Adiseshiah.
1993                              Dr. Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar.
1993                              Dr. G. S. Gai.
1993                              Dr. Ashin Das Gupta.
1993                              Dr. Parameshwari Lal Gupta.
1993                              Dr. Vaman Mahadev Kulkarni.
1993                              Prof. Ravinder Kumar.
1995                              Prof. Sukumari Bhattacharji.
1995                              Mr. Purushottam L. Deshpande.
1995                              Dr. Rewa Prasad Dwivedi.
1995                              Prof. Sarvapalli Gopal.
1995                              Dr. Indraprasad G. Patel.
1995                              Prof. Yashwant D. Phadke.
1998                              Dr. Krishna Deva.
1998                              Dr. K. V. Ramesh
1998                              Mr. Shyam Sunder Benegal
1998                              Mahasweta Devi.
1998                              Prof. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar.
2003                              Hon. Bhairon Sigh Shekhawat
2004                              Prof. Bhikhu Parekh
                                     Dr. Lokesh Chandra
                                     Mr. M. N. Deshpande (Posthumously)
                                     Dr. M. K. Dhavalikar
                                     Dr. Indira Goswamy
                                     Dr. B. N. Goswamy
                                     Dr. Girish Karnad.
                                     Dr. R. Nagaswamy
                                     Dr. M. S. Nagaraja Rao
                                     Dr. S. R. Rao
                                     Mr. Soli Sorabjee
                                     Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam    

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