Dr Sharada Srinivasan, Faculty Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India is a unique example of a 'Renaissance' woman combining diverse interests and abilities in dance, science, archaeology, art. She is an acclaimed performer of the south Indian classical dance style of Bharata Natyam. Her research interests and qualifications include the links between dance and temple sculpture and art, the use of musical materials for dance, and the implications of archaeological science, metallurgy and materials characterizations of ancient artifacts for history of art, crafts and performing arts.

Education Details

Ph.D. (1996), in Archaeometallurgy, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK. Thesis title: “The enigma of the dancing ‘pancha-loha’ (five-metalled) icons: Art historical and archaeometallurgical investigations on south Indian metal icons’. (Recommended by examiners for publication and in press).

Master’s (1989), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in Art and Archaeology (Distinction).

Bachelor of Technology (1987), Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, in Engineering Physics

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Dr Sharada Srinivasan
National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science Campus,
Bangalore 560012,
Telephone: 91-80-22185125
FAX: 91-80-22185028
E-mail: sharada@nias.iisc.ernet.in sharasri@gmail.com