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, 2012

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Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1717) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Brown, Kerry L., “Dipankara Buddha and the Samyak Mahadana Festival in Nepal: Performing the Sacred in Newar Art” (Virginia Commonwealth, D. Bangdel)

Fast, Adrienne, “An Indian Impression: Reproduction, Mark-Making, and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal” (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Gulbransen, Krista, “Akbar Period Portraiture and the Development of Painting in Rajasthan” (Virginia, D. Ehnbom)

Heer, Sarita, “Re-imaging Indian Womanhood: The Multiple Mythologies of Phoolan Devi” (UIC, C. Becker)

Houghteling, Sylvia, “When Fabrics Lost Their Figures: South Asian Textiles and the World, 1600–1750” (Yale, T. Barringer, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India’s Deccan Region” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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

Khera, Dipti, “Picturing India’s ‘Land of Princes’ between the Mughal and British Empires: Topographical Imaginings of Udaipur and its Environs” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Little, Lalaine, “Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture, 1521–1815” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Mays, Eowyn, “Tracing the Imperial Imaginary in American and Philippine Visual Culture from 1898 to 1913” (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

McKnight Sethi, Cristin, “Producing, Collecting, and Exhibiting Phulkari Embroidery from Punjab” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Poddar, Neeraja, “Krishna in His Myriad Forms: Narration, Translation, and Variation in Illustrated Bhāgavata Purāṇa, Tenth Book Manuscripts” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Authoring Images: Text and Image in Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Mural Paintings at Zhalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Romain, Julie, “Courtly Culture and Visuality in Indian Temple Sculpture, 550–750 CE” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Sardjono, Sandra, “Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

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

Shaffer, Holly, “‘Men and Gods, and Things’: Art Production and Collection in Edward Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, 1810” (Yale, T. Barringer, T. Sears)

Sharma, Yuthika, “Art and Praxis in between Empires: Visual Culture in Late-Mughal and Company Delhi, 1750–1857" (Columbia, V. Dehejia)