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Student Spotlight: Kartik Maini

Kartik Maini, a PhD student in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, has been awarded the European Association for South Asian studies (EASAS) Student Research Award for their paper entitled “Advaita in the First Person: Saṃnyāsīs, Scribes, and the Sociality of Experience in Early Modern Maharashtra.”

Maini presented their paper at the 27th European Conference on South Asian Studies in Turin this July. The award is given to only two students by members of the EASAS council for outstanding papers. Awards are assessed based on their contribution to the field, the quality of their research data, and their ability to convey the key argument(s) clearly and convincingly.

Congratulations, Kartik, on this great honor!