“IN/Visible,” a video walk thru of the photo install. Large portraits of farmers & porters, catch them on a summer night…

2018 The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India, Humanities Across Borders, 22 Jun 2018. 2018 This new Exhibit Spotlights the People who Make India’s Food. The Teal Mango, Food and Culture, Lakshmi Gandhi, 14 Jun 2018. 2018 Pakistani-American Researcher Sarah Khan On Her Photo-Exhibition On Indian Farmers & Spice Porters.Indian Women Blog, Arunima Maharshi,… Read More

IN/Visible Kimmel Galleries, LaGuardia Place & West 3rd, NYC 7 Jun – 7 Sep 2018

“In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India,” a series of portraits of Indian women farmers and men working as spice porters, will be on display this summer for 24-hour public viewing from June 7 – September 7, 2018 at NYU’s Kimmel Windows Galleries at the corner of LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street.… Read More

“Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India” Exhibit, until Jun 10, 2018 @ Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA

The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork… Read More

Autumn in Old Delhi: Spices, Porters and Local Fare

Though the summer intensity has passed in North India, a glimmer of cooler mornings awaits, on the sidelines of Old Delhi. Dust never settles, it just gets redistributed and then the heat lacquers every surface. Each corner of this ancient city is coated with infinite layers: strata of memories, migrants, languages, castes, foods, architectures, monumental… Read More

Article: India’s Foundation for the Revitilisation of Local Health Traditions Pioneering In Situ Conservation Strategies for Medicinal Plants and Local Cultures

Khan SK, Karnat, NM and Shankar D. 2005. “India’s Foundation for the Revitilisation of Local Health Traditions Pioneering In Situ Conservation Strategies for Medicinal Plants and Local Cultures.” HerbalGram 68 (Fall), p. 34-48. As medicinal plant use has become more popular worldwide, concern about plant conservation and sustainability has increased. According to the Medicinal Plant… Read More