Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Has Been Won by the Geetakshi Arora [ Current Affairs ]
The inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize is awarded to an Indian student Geetakshi Arora for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”. Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia at Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London currently.
About Noor Inayat Khan Prize
- The award has been established in the remembrance of Noor Inayat Khan, famous World War II heroine.
- Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust has formed this award to promote the message of peace, non-violence and religious and racial harmony.
- The award involves of 1, 000 pounds and certificate.
About Noor Inayat Khan
- Noor Inayat Khan was born on 2nd January 1914 at St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire she was also known as “Nora Baker” and “Madeleine”.
- She was of Indian Sufi origin and believed in non-violence and religious harmony.
- She was daughter of an Indian father, Hazrat Inayat Khan and an American mother, Ora Ray Baker.
- Her father was great-grandson of Tipu Sultan.
- During the Second World War, she had worked as British Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent.
- She was famously known as Spy Princess.
- She was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance to the Nazis.
- At the age of 30 the Gestapo has killed her in Dachau Concentration Camp after she was captured and betrayed eventually.
- And at the time of her death her last word was “Liberte”.
- Published on: March 22, 2016