Vidya Dehijia

Vidya Dehejia¬†is Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University. She was awarded the¬†Padma Bhushan. She was educated at the University of Cambridge, England. In the course of her career, she has combined research with teaching and exhibition-related activities around the world. Her writings have incorporated translations of ancient poetry, and material from unpublished manuscripts. Her work has ranged from Buddhist art of the centuries BC to the esoteric temples of North India, and from the sacred bronzes of the South to the art of British India. Management and curatorial experience at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries provided broader scope to convey the excitement of her field to non-specialist audiences.