Dr. Arathi Menon

About Dr. Arathi Menon

Dr. Arathi Menon is a content contributor in the art of South and Southeast Asia. Menon received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation examined the syncretic and idiomatic mode of sacred art and architecture in medieval Kerala’s churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. Menon’s graduate studies and research was supported by the Steven Kossak Fellowship in Indian art, the Riggio Fellowship in Art History, and the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Fellowship. She has taught at Columbia University, Palomar College, and Scripps College, Claremont.

Thumbnail Shiva Pashupati Indus Valley Seal
A lord and beasts from the third millennium B.C.E.

An Indus Seal

Detail, Krishna Killing the Horse Demon Keshi, Gupta period, 5th c. CE, terracotta
The Gupta period saw tremendous advances in Indian art and architecture.

The Gupta Period