Dr. Arathi Menon


About Dr. Arathi Menon

Dr. Arathi Menon is Assistant Professor of Art History at Hamilton College. Menon earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University, with a specialization in the art and architecture of South Asia and a focus on the material culture of the premodern Indian Ocean. Her research has examined medieval temple architecture in Kerala, and a syncretic and idiomatic mode of sacred art and architecture in Kerala’s churches, mosques, and synagogues. Menon’s research has been supported by the Steven Kossak Fellowship in Indian art, the Riggio Fellowship in Art History, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. She is co-editor of the Bulletin for the American Council of Southern Asian Art and has previously taught at Columbia University and at Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges.








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