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Prof. Heidi Pauwels Awarded NEH Fellowship

January 27, 2020

Professor Heidi Pauwels (Asian Languages & Literature) was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to work on her book, The Voice of India’s 18th-Century Mona Lisa: Songs by Rasik Bihari of Kishangarh. Pauwels’ project explores the poetry of an 18th-century woman known as Bani-thani or Rasik Bihari, who was a court performer and favorite of the Indian ruler Savant Singh (1699–1764) of Kishangarh.

To learn more about Pauwels’ work and this year’s NEH grantees, check out this blog post from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Congratulations, Prof. Pauwels!