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, 2010

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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, “Dipankara Buddha and the Samyak Mahadana Festival in Nepal: Performing the Sacred in Newar Art” (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)

Corey, Pamela Nguyen, “The Art of Place: Visuality and Urbanism in Contemporary Vietnam and Cambodia” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

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

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

Heer, Sarita, “An Examination of Violence in the Works of Four Indian Women Artists” (UIC, C. Becker)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “City of Shiva, City of Kings: Form and Meaning in the Architecture of the Deccan, 654–757” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

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 Temples in India and China (850–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

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

Noonsuk, Wannasarn, “The Cultural Geography of Tambralinga” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Oliver, Elizabeth, "The Aesthetics of Mercantilism: Painted, Textiles, Natural History, and the Consumption of the French Indian Exotic (1674–1757)” (Northwestern, H. Clayson)

Overton, Keelan, “A Collector and His Portrait: Book Arts and Painting for Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

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

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)