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Archishman Sarker

Senior Writing Tutor, Ashoka University

M.Phil Art History, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Archishman is an art historian and a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he also taught before joining Ashoka University. His research is on Indian art and architecture and medieval scholastic Mahayanist Buddhist traditions of South Asia. While his forte is art-writing and art criticism, his main areas of interest are: pre-modern Indian art and architecture, the historiography of South Asian art and its art institutions, the Buddhist arts of eastern India, Nepal, and Tibet, Madhyamaka thought in the late-Pāla period and the development of scholastic Mahayanist Buddhist traditions in South Asia, European and global Modernism(s), aesthetics in continental philosophy with a focus on eighteenth-century German thought, formalism, the reception and connoisseurship of South Asian art in the West (ca. 1700 onwards), and contemporary visual art practices of South Asia and its extended diaspora. He has been a recipient of awards from the Indian Council of Historical Research, Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the University of Cologne in 2018, and a Neil Kreitman Studentship at SOAS, University of London (declined) in 2021. His writings have appeared in Religions of South Asia, The Burlington Magazine, Summerhill: IIAS Review, Kalākalpa: Journal of the IGNCA among others.

 

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