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Christian Novetzke Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Devotionalism and Political Ethics in India

NovetzkeChristian Lee Novetzke (Jackson School of International Studies) has received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for his work on religion, history, and public ethics in India. He will use his time as a Guggenheim Fellow to advance two new book projects. The first examines the role of “devotionalism” or bhakti in the creation of political ethics in Maharashtra, India, over the last 700 years. The second, with collaborator Sunila S. Kale, director of the UW South Asia Studies program, explores yoga as a political idea in India and throughout the world. 

Novetzke is a member of the 2017-2018 Society of Scholars. He was an organizer, with Kale and Sudhir Mahadevan (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media) of the February 2017 conference The Intellectual Chimera of South Asia, supported by the Simpson Center.

More from the Guggenheim Foundation, the South Asia Center, and UW News.

Congratulations, Christian!