Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Has Been Won by the Geetakshi Arora


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.

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Image of Geetakshi Arora

Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Winner

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

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Image of Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan Award Information

  • 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/Last Modified on: March 22, 2016