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Publications:
  • 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 Heritage 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.

  • 2017 (journal 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 building (pp. 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 of 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 Proceedings of Vistara-2013: National Conference on Architecture and the Built Environment, Sep 11-12, Tumkur: School of Architecture, Siddaganga Institute of Technology.

  • 2011 (journal 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 978-3-937093-08-6

  • 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: CSAAR Press.

  • Conferences:

  • '"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.

  • Mapping Culture 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.

  • 'Re-imagine Heritage 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.

  • Identifying Hampi’s Heritage: A historiographical reading of the site’s (im)mutable heritage through politics of scale, at the NIAS Archaeology Conference on Relevance of Archaeology for 21C, Jul 24-25 2018, NIAS, Bangalore, India.
  • 'Nature/Culture’, at the BRN-NIAS Local Node, Displacements Conference (2018 Biennial Meeting of Society for Cultural Anthropology) on ‘Everyday Displacements’, Apr 20 2018, NIAS, Bangalore.

  • 'Exploring a city through its people’, NIAS Exeter Symposium ‘Performing the Periphery’, Feb 20 2018, NIAS, Bangalore.

  •  'Looking 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, Shropshire, UK.

  • Shifting 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.
  • Heritage 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)
  • ‘Nakshay–a community-led 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).
  • 'Craft clusters and settlement pattern, a study at Hampi World Heritage Site’, 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, Amherst, USA.
  • ‘Whitefield, an important but forgotten chapter of India’s colonial heritage’, 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, Amman, Jordan.


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