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About This Journal

Thursday, April 15, 2010

About this Journal

This online journal aims to bring to its readers various aspects of the art forms of South Asia, their study, critical perspectives and contextual analysis. The articles are sought to be academic in nature and well-researched. All periods and forms of arts are covered in this journal.

It is aimed to be a thrice-yearly journal.

All content in this journal are copyrighted. Please ask for permission before reproducing any content in any form.

@Archana Verma, 14th of April 2010

Please feel free to offer your opinions, comments and discussions. The comments should be democratic and academic in nature.

Editorial Board

  • Prof. John Mc Leod, Director, Asian Studies, University of Louiseville, Kentucky, USA.
  • Prof. Adam Hardy, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Dr. Daniel Rycroft, Assistant Professor, University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Dr. Ibrahim Shah, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Archaeology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.
  • Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vasanta College, Varanasi, India.
  • Dr. Mazhar Hussain, Centre for Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Balkrishan Shivram, Associate Professor, History, Rampur College, Himachal Pradesh, India. 
  • Dr. Archana Verma, New Delhi, India.

About Archana Verma -

Having completed her PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in Indian art history, Dr. Archana Verma has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla. She has also taught Indian art history to the American university students who visit Delhi on a Study Abroad Programme. She has published a monograph on Buddhist art from the ancient monastery of Bagh in Madhya Pradesh from Archaeopress, Oxford, UK. Please see the Google Books page here.

She has  also completed a monograph on the narrative art of the Hindu temples called Reading Images, which is shortly going to be published.

Dr. Verma is currently engaged in completing a volume of collected papers on various dimensions of performative arts tradition of India.

Some of her other papers include - "Art and Architecture as Symbols of Change," in Indica, Vol. 34, "Territory as Woman, Woman as territory, Visual and Verbal Imageries in Peninsular India" in Indian Women Writing in English, " Heroic Discourse in Indian Art" in South Asian Iconography and Iconology, South Asian Studies, London, UK (Conference volume of the International conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, 2005).

Dr. Verma also makes and researches about the Mithila paintings, which belong to the folk genre from Eastern India.


The views expressed in the articles in this journal are only of the writers and not of the editors involved in producing this journal. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that they send original content and give proper acknowledge and citations for the sources and images used in the papers. In case of a dispute arising in these matters, the authors will be responsible, not the editors of the journal.

Archana Verma

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