Pinch Honored by Indian American Organization

Five Indian Americans, including Wesleyan’s William “Vijay” Pinch, will be felicitated by the Connecticut chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) for their achievements and contributions at an awards banquet April 28.

William “Vijay” Pinch will be honored with a Friend of India award at a banquet in Stamford, Conn.

“The award selection is a rigorous process conducted by an independent committee which evaluates all nominations and we are glad we select the best possible candidates every year,” said GOPIO-Connecticut president Shailesh Naik in a Times of India article.

Pinch, professor of history and chair of the History Department, researches and teaches South Asian history, religion and history, and maritime world history.