BiographySalila Kulshreshtha secured her PhD in History from Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research focuses on tracing how the spatial relocation of sacred sculptures brings about a change in their identity and ritual purpose. She has worked on issues of urban heritage and heritage education with INTACH  and with the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai [2011-2012]. She has taught Art history, History and Humanities in Mumbai at Rizvi College of Architecture and Indian Education Society’s College of Architecture [2012-2013] and in the USA at the Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College [2005-2007]. Her forthcoming publications include- Removable Heritage: Nalanda Beyond the Mahavihara; Between Shrines and Monuments: Heritage of Sacred Spaces in South Bihar. She has also published with the online journal wire.in.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I work and write on issues of heritage making, archaeology of religions specifically Hinduism and Buddhism, museum collections and colonial archaeology in India.
Published: Apr 14, 2017 by wire.in
Authors: Salila Kulshreshtha
Subjects: Museum and Heritage Studies , Archaeology
Patna Museum’s collection, including the Didarganj Yakshi, is going to be shifted to the newly constructed Bihar Museum – a move that might lead to the former’s demise.