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, 2009

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

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

Chandra, Aditi, “The Production of Monuments and the Politics of Heritage: Archaeology, Tourism, and Delhi's Islamic Architecture” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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

Fast, Adrienne, “Modernity’s (Re)production: Repetition, Mark-Making, and Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal” (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Gamache, Genevieve, “Oscillating between the Global, National, and Local: Two Contemporary Buddhist Temples in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Getzelman, Sarah, “Imaging the Dalai Lama: Incarnations in Art and Practice” (Ohio State, S.Huntington)

Gupta, Atreyee, “The Promise of the Modern: State, Culture, and Avant-Gardism in Post-Independence India” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

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, “Forming Dorasamudra: Temples of the Hoysala Capital in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temple Architecture in India and China (850–1300)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

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

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

Overton, Keelan, “Visualizing Kingship in Islamic Bijapur: Portraiture at the Court of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (r. 1580–1627)” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Patterson, Jessica, “Temples of Trade: Chinese Art in Bangkok, 1824–1851” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

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: Inscribing and Describing 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)

Seastrand, Anna, “Praise, Politics, and Language: South Indian Mural Paintings 1500–1800” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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)