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, in progress

William Hodges, A View of the Bridge at Jionpoor [Jaunpur], 1787

William Hodges, A View of the Bridge at Jionpoor [Jaunpur], 1787

Sugata Ray and Venugopal Maddipati, eds. Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence, Visual and Media Histories Series (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

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)

Drawing of a dodo and other animals, Bundi. Repository: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Drawing of a dodo and other animals, Bundi. Repository: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Arranging Hindostan: The Contingency of Knowledge at the Margins of the Early Modern (in progress; two chapters published as peer-reviewed essays)


Essays and Book Chapters

Mansur, Turkey Cock, ca. 1612. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, IM.135-1921

Mansur, Turkey Cock, ca. 1612. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, IM.135-1921

"From Viceregal New Spain to Mughal India: Doing Early Modern Animal Studies with Jahangir's Turkey Cock, ca. 1612," (forthcoming).

"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.

"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.

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

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," Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art 7 (August 2014): 1–17. 

Revised version reprinted 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. 

Essay awarded the Historians of Islamic Art Association’s Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best essay in Islamic visual culture, 2014.

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.