Research Publications and Conferences (also see Academia.edu
2019 (journal article) A bureaucracy of care in
managing Hampi World Heritage Site, Journal of Social Archaeology, DOI: 10.1177/1469605319893532.
2018 (book chapter) Constructing Heritage,
Shaping Tourism: festivals and local heritage governance at
Hampi WHS, in C.Palmer and J.Tivers (eds) Creating
for Tourism (pp.50-63), Oxon and NY: Routledge.
2017 (journal article with Rajani MB) Applications of geo-spatial technology in the
management of cultural heritage sites–potentials and
challenges for the Indian region, Current
Science, 113 (10), pp.1948-1960.
article) Best laid plans: Research design and the field in a
study of crafts in the Hampi region, Craft
Research, 8 (1), pp. 9-31.
2016 (book chapter) Linking people
and heritage: lessons from community engagement
initiatives, in G.Chitty (ed) Heritage, Conservation
and Communities: Engagement, participation and capacity
213-225), Oxon and NY: Routledge.
2016 (research report, jointly authored) Living
crafts of the Hampi region: A research report of the Crafts
Council of Karnataka’s India Digital Heritage Project-The
Extensive Survey, Digital Archiving, Documentation and
Crafts-Centric End-User Experience of Crafts in and around
Hampi, Bangalore: Crafts Council of Karnataka.
2013 (proceedings, with Modi P), Nakshay-a
community led culture mapping project, towards sustainable
management and best practice of built heritage, in Proceedings
Built Heritage 2013-Monitoring Conservation Management,
Nov 18-20, Milan: Politechnico Di MIlano.
2013 (proceedings, with Modi P) Heritage
Information Management Package (HIMP) – technology and
experience driven approach towards efficiently managing
India’s built heritage sites, in Proceedings
of Built Heritage 2013-Monitoring Conservation Management,
Nov 18-20, Milan: Politechnico Di MIlano.
2013 (proceedings) Craft clusters and
settlement pattern, a study at Hampi World Heritage Site, in
Vistara-2013: National Conference on Architecture and the
Built Environment, Sep 11-12, Tumkur: School of
Architecture, Siddaganga Institute of Technology.
article) Whitefield: An Important but Forgotten Chapter of
India's Colonial Heritage, South Asian Studies,
27 (1), pp. 89-110.
2009 (poster, with Varanashi S)
Bangalore-Continuity, Conflict and Urban Imagery, Aedes
Berlin exhibition ‘What Makes India Urban‘, part of
Asia-Pacific Week 2009. Oct 9-Nov 26. Catalogue ISBN
2008 (book chapter)
Religious Living Heritage and
Authenticity-conflicting conservation response in an Indian
scenario, in S. Elwazani, S.Malhis and J Al-Qawasmi (eds) Responsibilities
and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory,
Education and Practice (pp. 375 – 389), Amman:
'"Who really benefits?”
Critical insights from World Heritage tourism in India and
abroad’, at the Bangalore University History
Department Seminar on Cultural Heritage Tourism:
Contemporary Issues, Sep 30-Oct 01 2019, Jnanabharati
campus, Bangalore, India.
with Schools: Place, Imaginations of the Urban and Social
Marginalisation in Bangalore’,
SEANNET panel on Neighbourhoods and
Cities in Asia at the 11th
International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 11), Jul
16-19 2019, Leiden, the Netherlands.
beyond the binaries’, at the NIAS Heritage, Science
& Society Programme, in association with Mysore School
of Architecture and University of Liverpool, Seminar on
Inter-weavings of Tangible and Intangible Heritage: A case
study of the historic town of Srirangapatna, Jul 08 2019,
NIAS, Bangalore, India.
Heritage: A historiographical reading of the site’s
(im)mutable heritage through politics of scale’, at the NIAS
Conference on Relevance of Archaeology for 21C, Jul 24-25
2018, NIAS, Bangalore, India.
at the BRN-NIAS Local Node, Displacements Conference (2018
Biennial Meeting of Society for Cultural Anthropology) on ‘Everyday Displacements’, Apr 20 2018, NIAS,
a city through its people’, NIAS Exeter Symposium
‘Performing the Periphery’, Feb 20 2018, NIAS, Bangalore.
forward, looking back: narratives of hope and glory from
the bridge at Hampi WHS’, at the Ironbridge
International Institute for Cultural Heritage international
conference on BRIDGE: Heritage of Connecting Places and
Cultures, Jul 7-10 2017, Coalbrookedale Museum of Iron,
meanings, mutable materiality: material culture in nation
building narratives at Hampi
World Heritage Site’, at the NIAS National
Conference on Nation, Community, and Citizenship in
contemporary India, Jan 9-10 2017, NIAS, Bangalore.
- ‘The making of a “world-class” suburb: Heritage
and Development in Whitefield, Bengaluru’, at the AAS-in-Asia 2014 international conference
on Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation, Jul 17-19
2014, Singapore (Joint paper).
- ‘Linking people and heritage: Lessons from
community engagement initiatives’, at the University of York-ICOMOS
international conference on Engaging Conservation: Communities
and Capacity Building in Conservation Practice, Jul 11-13
2014, York, UK.
Information Management Package (HIMP)-Technology and
experience-driven approach towards efficiently managing
India’s built heritage sites’,
at the Politechnico di Milano international
conference on Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation
Management, Nov 18-20 2013, Milan,
Italy (joint paper)
culture mapping project, towards sustainable management and
best practice of built heritage’,
at the Politechnico di Milano international conference on
Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management, Nov 18-20 2013, Milan, Italy (joint paper).
clusters and settlement pattern, a study at Hampi World
at the National Conference on Architecture and the Built
Environment of the School of
Architecture, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Sep 11-12
2013, Tumkur, India.
- 'Digital technology and intangible heritage–a
case study of Whitefield Anglo-Indian settlement’, at the University
of Massachusetts and Center for Heritage and Society
international conference on High-Tech Heritage, May 2-4 2012,
an important but forgotten chapter of India’s colonial
at the International Association of Asian Heritage (IAAH)
international conference, Apr 7-8 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- 'Living Heritage and Authenticity–Conflicting
Conservation response in an Indian Scenario’ at the Centre for the Study of Architecture in the Arab
Region (CSAAR) international conference on Responsibilities
and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation, Nov 3-4 2008,