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

Summer Stipends
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 8/31/2007

The Magic Doe: A Translation of Qutban's Mirigavati

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.