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Heidi R. Pauwels
University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)

Summer Stipends
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$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2006 – 8/31/2006

Culture in Circulation in 18th century North India: Urdu poetry by a Rajput Krishna devotee

This project focuses on the Rajput Savant Singh of Kishangarh (1699-1764). He is famous as patron of miniatures and was also a prolific author under the alias “Nagridas.” He wrote mostly in Old Hindi, but experimented also with Urdu, a new poetic medium at the time. I will edit, translate, and analyze his Urdu works and study the manuscripts with special attention to the miniature illustrations. The project contributes to the study of circulation of ideas in 18th century North India and to the revision of the early history of Urdu-Hindi. I propose to write two papers, building up to a monograph.