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Singh is an independent art historian and art critic based in Baroda, India. He is
Review Editor of Modern Art Asia, member of the Indian Archaeological Society,
Indian Art History Congress, and Forum of Contemporary Theory.
His books include An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves with Examples of Six Caves
(Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012); Angkor Wat: An Indian View (Kolkatta: Ishvatham
Art Gallery, 2011); Ajanta: A Digital Encyclopaedia [CD-Rom] (New Delhi: Indira
Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 2004); and The Art and Architecture of Ajanta
(Baroda: Hari Sena Press, forthcoming).
He research papers on Ajanta include ‘The Early Development of The Cave 26-
Complex at Ajanta,’ South Asian Studies 28.1 (March 2012), 37-68;
‘Buddhabhadra’s Dedicatory Inscription at Ajanta: A Review’, in Pratnakirti: Recent
Studies in Indian Epigraphy, History, Archaeology, and Art, 2 vols, Professor
Shriniwas S. Ritti Felicitation volume, ed. by Shriniwas V. Padigar and Shivanand V
(Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, 2012), vol. 1, pp. 34–46); ‘Ajanta Cave No. 26:
Oriented to the Sunrise of Dhamma Day (Asadha Purnima), and Inaugurated on 14
Asadha, 384 Saka Era (27 June 462 CE)?’ in Buddhist Rock-cut Caves of India, ed.
by Shrikant Ganvir, Agam Kala Prakashan, Pune); ‘Numerating the Sailagrhas at
Ajanta,’ Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai (2009) 82, 122-26; ‘Ajanta Cave 8:
Historiogra¬phy and Fresh Look on the First Mahayana Sailagrha,’ Jnana-Pravah
Research Journal (2009) 12, 68-80; ‘Some Problems in Fixing the Date of Ajanta
Caves,’ Kala, the Journal of Indian Art History Congress, ed. R. D. Choudhury
(Guwahati and Delhi: Indian Art History Congress and Sharda Publishing House),
14 (2009), 69-85.
Apart from the above, Rajesh has authored about three dozen articles on the
modern and contemporary In¬dian art in Indian journals, art magazines,
catalogues, and newspapers.
Singh was Assistant Archivist (Cultural Archives) and Instructional De¬signer
(Cultural Informatics Laboratory) of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
(IGNCA), New Delhi. Thereafter, he served as Editor in the e-Learning division of an
IT company. Subsequently, he was Senior Art Historian in a subsidiary unit of Zee
Telefilms, Mum¬bai. He was also Assistant Professor, Meeruth University and
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India; paper setter, examiner, and jury
member of select universities of India.
Interests: Indian art, Ajanta caves
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