Email: a.palat@sms.ed.ac.uk

Programme: History of Art - MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research

Start date: 01/09/2019

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: The livestock dialogue: a study of the history, development and reception of cow imagery in Indian art

Anisha’s experience of studying and working in the art world has included visual art, art history and art business. Her PhD thesis proposes to explore the representation of the cow image in an Indian context. She is looking at its history, development and current reception, as well as trying to understand the broader nature of human-animal relations in Indian art. ‘Cows, bulls and calendars’, an article she wrote for Seminar Magazine (July 2017 issue), sparked her interest in the study of livestock imagery within an Indian framework. 

Anisha completed her Masters in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. For her dissertation, she focused on biennial cultures and the Indian art market. She also has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from India; as part of her final project, she illustrated a book on the dark side prevalent in nursery rhymes. 

As part of two art market publications for Art Tactic, London, Anisha researched the South Asian gallery sector as well as art and philanthropy in India. She was also an art consultant and writer for an Indian online auction and gallery platform. Anisha believes in the value of a strong art education and in developing this for an Indian audience. Based on this belief, she co-founded an online art education forum titled Art Student Thoughts.