Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

7/1/2007 - 8/31/2007

Funding Totals

$5,000.00 (approved)
$5,000.00 (awarded)

The Magic Doe: A Translation of Qutban's Mirigavati

FAIN: FT-55412-07

Aditya Behl
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)

I am applying for two months of summer support to finish a verse translation of Qutban's Mirigavati, a Hindavi Sufi romance from 1503. This text has never before been translated into English and is a paradigmatic work for an entire Indian Islamic literary tradition. It should be a popular textbook in courses on South Asian Islam, comparative literature and religions, and Indian cultural and literary history.