About me

After an international academic formation at St Xaviers College (India), University of Kent (UK), International Hellenic University (Greece) and PhD at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in the art and archaeology of Indian Buddhism from Gandhāra to Sri Lanka and gender in South Asia.

My forthcoming monograph titled 'Gender in Gandharan Art: Representations and Interactions in the Buddhist Context (1st - 4th centuries CE)' is forthcoming with Brepols (Turnhout), and an abstract can be found here.

I am currently working on my UKRI funded project GRAVE (Gandharan relic rituals and veneration explored) at Cardiff University. GRAVE delves into the visual representations of relic rituals and simultaneously engages with contemporary donative inscriptions with a broader perspective on Chinese and Indic Buddhist praxis.

In the meantime, I am also engaged in systemtically studying Buddhist stone and bronze images from ancient Tamil country. For further information, please use the contact section.


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Last updated on Feb 2024.