Professor Shivaji K Panikkar is an Art Historian specialized in Indian Art. Currently he is the Dean, School of Culture & Creative Expressions, Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD). Having taught for over twenty-five years, he was the Head, Department of Art History and Aesthetics, M.S. University of Baroda (2000 -2007). His publications includeSaptamatrka Worship and Sculpture: An Iconological Interpretation of Conflicts and Resolution in the ‘Storied’ Brahmanical Icons (1997), Twentieth Century Indian Sculpture: Last Two Decades (edited) (2000), Towards A New Art History: Studies in Indian Art (co-edited) (2003), sequel volumes Art of Ancient/Medieval India: Contextualizing Social Relations (co-edited) (2004/2005) and Articulating Resistance: Art and activism (Co-edited, 2012).
He is one of the Project Directors of the traveling workshops on the theme Curating Indian Visual Culture: Theory and Practice, which is an initiative of India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Bangalore.