Buddhist and Hindu Icons, ASPAC, Victoria, Canada, June, 2008

Contemporary Interpretation and Traditional Concepts in Modern Indian Art
(1950-1980). SASA. Claremont, Ca. April 2008

Multi-Zonal Integration and Network Relations in South India.
SASA. Claremont, Ca. April, 2008

Multi-Zonal Integration and Network Relations in South India.
Understanding political, economic and visual power in South Asia
SASA. Claremont, Ca. April, 2008

Chair: Art and Power in South Asia
SASA. Claremont, Ca. April, 2008

One and Many in Hinduism: Artistic and Literary Evidences
ASPAC. Hawaii, June 2007.

Royal Legacy in Mysore: Power of Celebration, Religious Festival and Kingship
Seminar Paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2006

Sangama Conference, NY, Houston and Los Angeles. Nov 2005
Authority and Celebration in S. India.Organized Conference in LMU and

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, 2005 Conference. June, 2005
Paper, India: The Case of Chandralamba in a temple Ritual.

Seminar on Contemporary Art of India. SUA.Curator of Exhibition at SUA,
Contours of Modernity. Introduction and? Paper, The Modern and
Postmodern in Contemporary Indian Art.

15th? Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.
Canberra. June, 2004.Paper, Fresh Approach to the Study of Buddhist and
Hindu Monasteries.

Annual Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California (2001).
The Image of the Goddess in Contemporary India: The Interrelation
Between Art, Ritual and Design with a special emphasis on the eye opening

Art Historians of Southern California, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA? (1999) ? The Guru in ritual, history and visual art of India.

CAA, Los Angeles, CA (1998) Traditions and Anomalies: Problems in Interpretation of South Asian Art.

Twenty sixth Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin (1997) ? Art and Role of Hindu Monasteries in South India

ASPAC Conference, Monterey, California (1997) ? The Politics of Gift Giving. Religion, Society and Ideology recapitulated in Art.

Alternate Histories: Examining the overlooked Perspectives in Indian Art History -Chair – Annual South Asia Conference at Center for South Asian Studies, Berkeley ( 1996 )

South Asia Conference at Center for South Asian Studies, Berkeley ( 1992 )
-Kingship, Ritual and Art at Vijayanagara

South Indian Monasteries with particular reference to the Raghavendra Swamy
Monastery at? MantralayaConference on ‘Religion in South India’ at

Indian Sea Gods and Goddesses through Literature, Epigraphy and Art.
Second Indian Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries,
Goa ( 1990 )?

Symposium on ‘Gandhi’ at University of Houston, Texas ( 1983 )
-The Hindu Moslem Rift – Chair

Sanskrit Conference on poet Kalidasa at University of Bangalore ( 1980 )
-Art and Sanskrit Literature-



Mandala in Indian Art and Architecture. Art Forum. Irvine Fine Arts Center.
May 2007

Indians in America. Laguna Woods. Ca. 2006

LACounty Museum of Art. Kala Sangama in conjunction with the seminar
Sangama. The Integration of Visual and Performing Arts in India. Nov. 2005.

International Seminar on Hoysala Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2004)
Traditions and Transformations in Hoysala Art: Kings, Artisans and

Asha for Education. Phoenix, Az. Aug (2004). A Glimpse into India’s???
Spirituality.? Spiritual traditions in Eastern and Western Art and Religion

Indira Gandhi Center for Indian Art. Bangalore, 2004). Tradition and
Modernity in Indian Art.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and the Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore (2003)
Aesthetics of Visual Delight (Rasa) in Miniature Indian Painting and
its Relation to Religious Thought

Pakistani American Forum (2003)
A Majestic Journey of Gandhara and Islamic Art and History

Guest Lecture, Dept. of History, UCLA (2001)
Art and History of India and Southeast Asia: Problems of Research

Vietnamese Art and Kingship in History.
UCLA Dept. of History (2000)

Ths Erotic Art of India.
UCLA Extension (1997)

Boundaries and Transformations: Lecture on transforming dichotomies in????
Indian and Southeast Asian Art.Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena (1997)

Colonial Architecture – Drawing socio- spatial boundaries.
Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, India ( 1995 ) 

Temple urbanism and religious gifting in medieval and pre-modern India.
All India Radio, Bangalore, India (1993).
A Critical Perspective on the Development of Built Environment around Vidhana Soudha.

Institute of World Culture, Bangalore, India (1993)

California State University, Northridge (1991).Guest lectures on Indian Religions and Philosophy
Krishna and Krishnaism in Indian History. Department of Anthropology, University of Houston, Houston (1982)

Department of History, University of Houston, Houston (1982).
Guest lectures on Buddhism, Hinduism and Indian History in World History courses


Study of South Indian Monasteries or Mathas

Study of Patronage and Nationalism in Modern Art in India.

Study of a large private collection of Mughal, Rajasthani, Pahari, and Bengal paintings, Tibetan Tankas, Gandhara terracottas and South Indian bronzes.