Worship at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, Braj

Worship at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, Braj

Geoaesthetics in the Little Ice Age: Sensorium, Sacrament, and Artistic Cultures in Braj, India ca. 1550–1850 (forthcoming)

Bezoar Stone from Goa with gold filigree, 17th Century Repository: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien

Bezoar Stone from Goa with gold filigree, 17th Century Repository: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien

Matter, Material, Materiality: The Contingency of Knowledge at the Margins of the Early Modern (in progress)

John Wombwell in Indian Dress Smoking a Huqqa, c. 1790.  Repository: Fond Custodia coll Lugt

John Wombwell in Indian Dress Smoking a Huqqa, c. 1790.  Repository: Fond Custodia coll Lugt

Sugata Ray, ed. “Translations and Terminologies: Global Art History at the 2016 Beijing CIHA Conference,” Special issue of Ars Orientalis 48 (2018)

Atul Bhalla, Deliverance, Archival Pigment Print (Diasec). Photo © Atul Bhalla

Atul Bhalla, Deliverance, Archival Pigment Print (Diasec). Photo © Atul Bhalla

Sugata Ray and Venugopal Maddipati, eds. Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence, Visual and Media Histories Series VI (Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming)

Robert Smithson Asphalt Rundown, Rome, 1969

Robert Smithson Asphalt Rundown, Rome, 1969

Hannah Baader, Sugata Ray, and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Ecologies, Aesthetics, and Histories of Art (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming)


Essays and Book Chapters

Mahin Banu ‘Grape’ dish, Yongle period, c. 1420. Photo © Sotheby's

Mahin Banu ‘Grape’ dish, Yongle period, c. 1420. Photo © Sotheby's

"China on my Mind: Collecting Ming Porcelain in Mughal India, ca. 1400–1600," (forthcoming).

"Rupa and Rasa, Material Form and Theological Aesthetics: Picturing the Riverscape in the Isarda Bhagavata Purana, ca. 1560," in Aesthetic Practices and Spatial Configurations: Historical and Transregional Perspectives, edited by Hannah Baader, Martina Becker, Niharika Dinkar, 145–58. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2017.

"Ecomoral Aesthetics at Vishram Ghat in Mathura: Three Ways of Seeing a River," in Water Design: Environment and Histories, edited by Jutta Jain-Neubauer, 58–69. Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2016.

Samuel Swinton Jacob, Jaipur Economic and Industrial Museum, 1887

Samuel Swinton Jacob, Jaipur Economic and Industrial Museum, 1887

"Colonial Frames, 'Native' Claims: The Jaipur Economic and Industrial Museum," The Art Bulletin 96 no. 2 (July 2014): 196–212.

Standing Buddha from Jamalpur, Mathura, 5th century CE (detail). Repository: Government Museum, Mathura

Standing Buddha from Jamalpur, Mathura, 5th century CE (detail). Repository: Government Museum, Mathura

"The 'Effeminate' Buddha, the Yogic Male Body, and the Ecologies of Art History in Colonial India," Art History 38, no. 5 (November 2015): 916–39.

"Is Art History Global? Responding from the Margins," in Is Art History Global? edited by James Elkins, 348–57. New York: Routledge, 2007. Coauthored with Atreyee Gupta.

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Singapore, 1845

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Singapore, 1845

"(Mis)Translating James Gibbs in the Indian Ocean World: Neoclassical Mosques, Subaltern Cosmopolitanisms, and the Architecture of a Muslim Modernity," (forthcoming).

Vishram Ghat, Mathura, 2012

Vishram Ghat, Mathura, 2012

"Water is a Limited Commodity: Ecological Aesthetics in the Little Ice Age, Mathura, ca. 1614," in Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence, edited by Sugata Ray and Venugopal Maddipati, forthcoming. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018

he Canton Waterfront (Guangzhou, China), watercolor on pith paper, c. 1850. Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London

he Canton Waterfront (Guangzhou, China), watercolor on pith paper, c. 1850. Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London

“Would the Peepal Marry?” TAKE on Art: Ecology 3, no. 1 (January 2017): 31–33

Worship of the river Yamuna, Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan, Braj

Worship of the river Yamuna, Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan, Braj

"Hydroaesthetics in the Little Ice Age: Theology, Artistic Cultures, and Environmental Transformation in Early Modern Braj, ca. 1560–70," South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40, no. 1 (March 2017): 1-23.  

Video abstract from Taylor & Francis: https://vimeo.com/183801693

“Shangri La: The Archive-Museum and the Spatial Topologies of Islamic Art History,” in Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–Present, edited by Deborah S. Hutton and Rebecca M. Brown, 163–83. New York: Routledge, 2016. (Revised version of “Shangri La: The Archive-Museum and the Spatial Topologies of Islamic Art History,” Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art 7 (August 2014): 1–17.)

Inder Salim, In Trafalgar Square: The Other 1857, Performance at Trafalgar Square, London, June 19, 2008. Photo © artist.

Inder Salim, In Trafalgar Square: The Other 1857, Performance at Trafalgar Square, London, June 19, 2008. Photo © artist.

"Postcolonialism," in The Encyclopedia of Empire, edited by John M. MacKenzie, 1–3. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.