D.Phil in Indology, Oxford University, Oxford, 1991.
MFA in Art History, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, 1985.
BA (Fine) in History of Art, Kalabhavana, Viswabharati University, Santiniketan, 1983.
Indian art historiography, Indian aesthetics, Comparative Aesthetics, Gender in Art History, Art Theory and Globalization
20 years of teaching and 25 years of research
Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi, India from2006 onwards
Associate Professor at the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda, India from 1992 onward
British Academy Visiting Scholar Award (London), 2011
College Art Association International Travel Grant (New York) 2013 Visiting Professorship at the Karl Jasper Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, 2012
Baden Wutterberg Fellowship (Heidelberg), 2013
Member of the CAA, College Art Association, USA and the IAA, International Association of Aesthetics.
Member of the editorial board of Journal of World Art (East Anglia University)
International Association of Aesthetics
Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism (India Editor)
International Journal of Visual Culture (USA)
External Referee for Rebecca Brown on tenure track for Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Co-edited Towards A New Art History: Studies in Indian Art, Introduction written with my co-editors, S K Panikkar & Deeptha Achar, pp. 49-65. My article titled "Rethinking Gender Issues in Indian Art", pp.122-130, D K Printworld, Delhi, 2003. ISBN 81-246-0230-1.
"From Other Spaces: Staging of the Spectacle in Global Fairs and Local Festivals" in Denken des Raums in Zeiten der Globalisierung. Eds. Michaela Ott/ Elke Uhl, University of Stuttgart, pp. 186-197, 2005, ISBN 3-8258-8576-3.
"Putting the World in a Book: How Global Can Art History Be Today," in Anderson, J (ed) Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence. The Miengunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne, 2009, pp. 109-115.
"The Making of Shakuntala: The Erotica and the Paradox of Representation" in Revisiting Abhijanasakuntalam: Love, Lineage and Language in Kalidasa’s Nataka (Eds.) Saswati Sengupta and Deepika Tandon, New Delhi: Orient Black Swan, 2011, pp. 90-110, ISBN 978-81-250-4419-2.
"Popular Festivals, Populist Visual Culture and the Modi Masks" in Bilgrami, Akeel (ed) Democratic Culture: Historical and Philosophical Essays, London, New York, New Delhi, Routledge, 2011, pp. 199- 208., ISBN 978-0-415-58991-8.
Guest-edited with Asma Rasheed a special issue on Visual Culture of the Journal of Contemporary Thought, 17 (Summer 2003), pp.1-188. ISSN 0971-4731.
"Bodies, Power and Difference: Representations of the East-West Divide in the Study of Indian Aesthetics", The Body/Le Corps/Der Korper/Telo, Filosofski Vestnik XXIII, 2/2002, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp.205-220, ISSN 0353-4510.
"Entangled Temporality and the Idea of a Golden Age", Diaaalogue, an Asia Art Archive Newsletter, Issue 1, May 2012.