AIIS Book Prize Winner Dipti Khera and *The Place of Many Moods*


In this episode we’ll speak with AIIS Book Prize winner Dr. Dipti Khera, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, about her new book The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century. We’ll hear about Dr. Khera’s experience with the American Institute of Indian Studies, navigating the publishing landscape, the expansive world of moods and aesthetics, and the complexities of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Joining us to discuss the AIIS Book Prize and lead us into discussion on The Place of Many Moods is Dr. Deborah Hutton Professor of Art History at The College of New Jersey. 

The Place of Many Moods is out now through Princeton University Press. You can learn more about this project through Dr. Khera’s rich, multimodal book website:

Looking for more? Dr. Khera recently discussed her book at the Institute of Fine Arts-NYU with responses by Dr. Vittoria Di Palma, Associate Professor of Architectural History and Art History at the University of Southern California, and Dr. Kavita Singh, Professor of Art History at the School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nehru University. She also has an upcoming event on February 18 at the Courtauld Institute of Art. You can also read The Place of Many Moods feature on the Princeton University Press blog to learn more about this project and Dr. Khera’s work.

*Transcript coming soon*

Produced by AIIS
Music “Desh” by Stephen Slawek