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Heidi Pauwels

Professor, South Asian Program Coordinator

Contact Information

206-543-4235
GWN 233
Office Hours: 
MW 12:50-1:20

Biography

Ph.D. Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, 1994
M.A. Eastern Philology and History: Indo-Iranistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1986
B.A. Eastern Philology and History: Indo-Iranistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1983
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Current Research Projects:

  • Edition and translation of selected works by Nagridas, alias Savant Singh of Kishangarh (1699-1764) and his concubine Rasik Bihari alias Bani Thani.Confluence of medieval Hindi devotional and Indo-Persian and Rajasthani court idiom (sponsored by the Guggenheim Fellowship).
  • Revisiting the birth of Urdu: the reception of "the father of Urdu," Vali, in eighteenth-century Delhi salons, an interdisciplinary project with Purnima Dhavan (History, UW) (sponsored by a Simpson Cross Disciplinary Conversations grant).
  • An edited volume on  Vernaculars, Memory construction and Emotion:  Giant Jinas and Warrior Epics in Gwalior together with Eva De Clercq (Gent University, Belgium).

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Affiliations

Professional Affiliations: 
Association of Asian Studies, American Academy of Religion, American Oriental Society, European Association for South Asian Studies

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