Imke Rajamani was awarded the 2017 Friedrich Meinecke Prize
The Friedrich Meinecke Prize has been awarded in Berlin for historical dissertations since 2001.
Imke Rajamani, researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions, was awarded the 2017 Friedrich Meinecke Prize for her dissertation Angry Young Men: Masculinity, Citizenship and Virtuous Emotions in Popular Indian Cinema. In its decision, the jury wrote that her work on anger in Indian cinema convincingly illustrated how angry young man characters in films of the 1970s and 1980s were transformed into figures of virtue popularly identified with in Indian society and how they in turn served as facilitators of political mobilization. The Friedrich Meinecke Prize is awarded annually to the authors of excellent dissertations in history written at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Department of History and Cultural Studies.