Heidi Pauwels

Professor

Contact Information

GWN 233
Office Hours
Wednesdays 10:30-11:20am

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 ("the Indian Mona Lisa"). Confluence of classical Hindi devotional and Indo-Persian and Rajasthani court idiom (sponsored by a NEH and  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 an NEH Collaborative 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).

Research

Selected Research

Courses Taught

Spring 2024

Winter 2024

Winter 2023

Autumn 2022

Spring 2022

Winter 2022

Autumn 2021

Spring 2021

Winter 2021

Additional Courses
  • Winter 2023 Relig 456A
  • Spring 2022 CLIT 322A
  • Winter 2022 Relig 356A Gender Hindu Goddess and CLIT 322A
  • Spring 2021Relig 352A
  • Spring 2018 - RELIG 352A: Introduction to Hinduism

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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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