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Singh, Kavita

Kavita Singh School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Kavita Singh is Faculty at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She trained as an art historian at MS University of Baroda and at Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has had a research fellowship at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a curatorial internship at the Asia Society, New York, and has been guest curator at the San Diego Museum of Art, California. She was also Research Editor at Marg, one of the major art journals in India. She has written on Indian classical and folk painting in publications such as Marg and Orientations; her current work is on the history and politics of the museum in India. Publications in this area include the collection No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: Modalities of the Museum in India (co-edited, forthcoming), “Repatriation without Patria: Repatriating for Tibet,” Journal of Material Culture (2010), “The Temple’s Eternal Return: Swami Narayan Akshardham Complex in Delhi,” Artibus Asiae (2010), and “The Universal Museum: View from Below,” in Witnesses to History: A Compendium of Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects (2009).