Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2024

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Kartik Maini has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize for 2024. Kartik is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago. The Awards Committee was particularly impressed with their research project that focused on the oeuvre of Samarth Rāmdās (c. 1608-1681), a seventeenth-century saṃnyāsī from Maharashtra. This research is helping to open book history as an academic discipline dominated by West-centric discourses to more diverse voices. Kartik will be invited to publish a revised, article-length paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500.

The Emerging Scholar Prize promotes the work of a researcher who is beginning a career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, transmission, history, and uses of printed books, manuscripts, or electronic texts.

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