Research: Publications

Voice of the Void. Aesthetics of the Buddhist Mandala on the Basis of the Doctrine of Vāk in Trika Śaivism.
New Delhi, 2015

This volume examines how the perceptible form of Buddhist mandalas represents
Śūnya (Void), with special reference to the mandalas of Tabo and Alchi. On the basis of the concept of vāk (subtle sound) in Trika Śaivism of Kashmir, it investigates where their aesthetic power derives from. It has been published in 2015 by D.K.Printworld, New Delhi.

The Relationship Between Form and Formlessness in Mandalas.
Interpreting the Aesthetic Power of Buddhist Mandalas on the basis of the philosophy of v
āk in Trika Śaivism.
PhD-Thesis, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2008
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Śūnya : Immanent and Transcendent.
Investigating Meanings of Void Through Art's Space.

in: Himanshu Prabha Ray (Ed.): Sacred Landscapes in Asia, New Delhi: Manohar 2007

Aesthetics of Karunā, the Thousand Armed Avalokiteśvara
in: B. Bäumer et al. (ed.): Sahrdaya:  Studies in Indian and South East Asian Art in Honour of Dr. R. Nagaswamy. Tamil Arts Academy, Chennai, 2006

Dialogues Between Buddhism and Shaivism in Northwest India and Arts of Ancient Xinjiang. Their relevance to the arts of western Himalayas.

Paper for the international Seminar on "India, Central Asia and Turkey. Realities, Challenges and Options", Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 2005

Sentiment of Sorrow an Its Sublimation in Korean Arts. Some important concepts in Korean arts in comparison with the Indian concepts of 'Tapas' and 'R
Paper for the "National Seminar on India and Asia: Aesthetic Discourse", Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 2004