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, 2006

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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)

Ali, Atteqa, "Handle with Care: The Making of an Art History and a Nation in Pakistan" (UT Austin, J. Leosko, A. Reynolds)

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

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

Citron, Beth, "The City as Canvas: Five Exemplary Artists and Bombay, ca. 1965–95" (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

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

Efurd, David, "Early Buddhist Caves of the Western Deccan: An Analysis of Pre-Vakataka Rock-Cut Interiors and Their Remains" (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Hall, Rebecca, "Of Merit and Ancestors: Buddhist Banners in Laos and Northern Thailand" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Holt, Amy-Ruth, "Shiva's Divine Play: Art and Literature at a South Indian Temple" (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

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, Museum Temples, and Cultural Politics in Contemporary India" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Kim, Bo-Kyung, "Borobudur and Loro Jonggrong: The Co-Existence of Buddhism and Hinduism in Central Java, Indonesia" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Kim, Hawon, "Formation of Identity: The 19th-Century Jain Pilgrimage Site of Shatrunjaya" (Minnesota, F. Asher)

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

Ninomiya, Masumi, "Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and India" (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Olson, Marsha, "Jesus, Mary, and All the Saints: Indo-Portuguese Ivory Statuettes and Their Role as Mission Art in 17th–18th Century Goa" (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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

Sardar, Marika, "Golconda through Time: A Mirror of the Evolving Deccan" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Sornin, Alexis, "Architectural Culture in Early Modern India: Jaipur and the Mughal Building Workshops" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Sridharan, Shriya, "Continuing Tradition: Locating the Ritual and Visual Practices of Contemporary Srirangam within Historical and Global Networks" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Twist, Rebecca, "The Buddhist Brasses of Kashmir: An Iconographic and Stylistic Reassessment" (Ohio State, J. Huntington)

Waraich, Saleema, "The Ramifications of Ramparts: The Mughal Forts of Lahore, Pakistan and Delhi, India" (UCLA, R. Brown)