June 21, 2008

“The Sun Temple at Konarak: Astrological and Cosmological Considerations” by Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji
5900 Canterbury Drive, A303
Culver City, CA. 90230
Phone: (310) 641-9467

1979 B.A. English Literature
Bombay University
Bombay, India

1989 M.S. Computer Science
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY.

2005 Ph.D. Art History
University of California, Los Angeles

1981-1985 Free lance journalist – literary and art critic
Bombay and Allahabad, India

1989-1993 Software Engineer
Los Angeles, CA.

1991-2005 President
East-West Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA.

1986-1988 Teaching Assistant (LISP)
Department of Computer Science
Louisville, KY.

1997-present Instructor, Art History (South Asian, East Asian and Islamic)
Department of Visual Arts and Media Studies
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.

1997-present Instructor, Consciousness Studies
Holmes Institute of Philosophical Research Society
Los Angeles, CA.

1998, Spring Instructor, Art History (South Asian)
2006, Spring Department of Art History
University of California, Los Angeles

1998 Curator, “Divine Carriers: Recent Art from India and Nepal”
Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Curator, “Contours of Modernity: Contemporary Art of India”
Founder’s Hall, SOKA University
Aliso Viejo, CA.

Grants and Fellowships:
1997-2000 Graduate Division Fellowships
University of California, Los Angeles

2000-2001 Dickson Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles

2002-2004 Chosen as workshop participant
“Modernity and National Identity in Art”
Sussex and London, UK.

Banerji, Debashish (3/1999). “Homologies of Cultural Resistance in Turn-of-the-century Japan and India: A Comparative Study of Okakura Kakuzo and Abanindranath Tagore.” Paper presented at the The Association. of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Boston as part of the panel Rethinking Okakura Tenshin.
Banerji, Debashish (4/1999). “The Hybridity of Colonial Indian Art and G. Tagore's 'Cubism." Paper presented at a conference on 'Race', Nation, Aesthetics, and the Fabrication of Modernities, at the Depatrment of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles.
Banerji, Debashish (7/2004). “Modernity, Nation and Community: Abanindranath Tagore’s Krishna Lila Paintings.” Paper presented at a conference on Modernity and National Identity in Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Banerji, Debashish (10/1997, 11/1997). “The Sun Temple at Konarak: Astrological and Cosmological Considerations.” Mother India, Pondicherry, October 1997, November 1997..
Banerji, Debashish (2/1999). “The Soul of a City: ‘Crystal Cathedral’ as Organizing Metaphor at the Bauhaus. Mother India, Pondicherry, February-March, 1999.
Banerji, Debashish (2002). “The Orientalism of E.B. Havell.” Third Text, Vol 16, Issue 1, 2002.
Banerji, Debashish (2003). “The Hybridity of Colonial Indian Art and Gaganendranath Tagore's 'Cubism".” Nandan, Shantiniketan, Volume XXIII, 2003.
Banerji, Debashish (2004). “Art – South Asia.” Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. Berkshire Publishing Group, Great Barrington, Mass, Vol 1, 2004.
Banerji, Debashish (2005). “Modern and Contemporary Indian Art.” Encyclopedia of India. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 3 vols, 2005.


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