Neeraja Poddar is The Ira Brind and Stacey Spector Associate Curator of South Asian Art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University. She was the Andrew W. Mellon—Anne d’Harnoncourt Postdoctoral Fellow in South Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is now Curator at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur.
Poddar co-curated the reinstallation of the South Asian galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She also worked on a book project related to illustrated manuscripts of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa as well as a catalogue of The City Palace Museum, Udaipur’s silver collection.
South Asian illustrated manuscripts and early modern Indian painting.
Historiography, the materiality of books, the relationships between text and image and the transmission and circulation of narratives. As well as the painting traditions of Nepal with particular emphasis on Vaiṣṇava imagery.
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