Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

South/Southeast Asian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Adamjee, Qamar, “The Sultanate Chandayana: An Exemplar of Cultural and Artistic Interaction in 14th–16th Century India” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Belli, Melia, “Royal Umbrellas of Stone: Memory, Authority, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Architecture” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Brown, Kerry Lucinda, “Image, Ritual, and Devotion: Dipankara Buddha in Newar Buddhism” (Virginia Commonwealth, D. Bangdel)

Carotenuto, Gianna, “Domesticating the Harem: Re-considering Colonial Indian Female Identity in the Zenana Photographs of Raja Deen Dayal” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Chandra, Aditi, “History, Tourism, and the Making of a Capital City: Delhi’s Islamic Heritage, 1857–1911–1947” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Childers, Hope, “The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, ca. 1780–1912” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Chowdhury, Zirwat, "The Impossibility of India in Late Eighteenth-Century British Art" (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Citron, Beth, “The City as Canvas: Five Exemplary Artists and Bombay, 1965–1995” (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

Dadlani, Chanchal, "'Twilight' in Delhi? Architecture and Aesthetics in the Late Mughal Empire" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Fast, Adrienne, "Crafting Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal: Printmaking, Nationalism, and Cosmopolitics" (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Gamache, Geneviéve, “Wat Rong Khun and Neo-Traditional Art in Thailand” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Gupta, Atreyee, “The Making of a Postcolonial Avant-Garde: Silpi Chakra and the Politics of Modern Art in India” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

James, Soumya, “Political Manipulation of Religious Imagery in Chola and Khmer Interactions: An Integrated Approach to Charting Past and Present Exchanges” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Kakar, Shalini, "Fashioning the 'Divine': Bollywood Stars, 'Religious' Fandom and Cultural Politics in Contemporary India" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Kamada, Yumiko, “Flowers on Floats: The Production, Circulation, and Reception of Early Modern Indian Carpets” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Kasdorf, Katherine, “From Dorasamudra to Halebid: Hoysala Temples in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Khera, Dipti, “Urban Imaginings Between Empires: Mapping from Udaipur to Jaipur, 1707–1832” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Khullar, Sonal, “Artistic Labor, Sexual Form, and Modernism in India, ca. 1930–1990 (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Lee, Eun-Su, “On Defining Buddhist Art in Bengal: The Dhaka Region” (UT Austin, J. Leoshko)

Lee, Risha, “Tamil Merchant Temples in India and Abroad (848–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

Maddipati, Venugopal, “The Quiet but Eventual: The Architecture of a Gandhian Holism in Post-Colonial India” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Ninomiya-Igarashi, Masumi, “Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and India” (UNC Chapel Hill, P. Ghosh)

Overton, Keelan, “Unraveling the Enigma: Single-Page Painting of Adil Shahi Bijapur, ca. 1580–1630” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Rath, Amanda, "Mutable Signs: De/Con/Struction in Indonesian Experimental Art” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Ray, Sugata, “In the Name of Krishna: Temple Architecture, Pilgrimage Practices, and the Making of a Cultural Landscape in Vrindavan” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Rice, Yael, “Between the Brush and the Pen: Describing and Inscribing Paintings at the Mughal Court, ca. 1555–1625” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Rod-Ari, Melody, “Visualizing Merit: An Examination of the Spatial Organization of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Rothfarb, Edward L., “The Architecture of Raja Bir Singh Dev Bundela of Orchha (1605–1627): Continuity, Adaptation, and Invention” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Sharma, Yuthika, “At the Margins of Empire: Topographical Imaginings of the City and Its Environs in Late-Mughal Delhi” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Sridharan, Shriya, “Śrirangam’s New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple’s Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Weinstein, Laura, “Between Iran and India: Golconda Painting of the Late 16th Century” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)