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DR. CHITHRA MADHAVAN

Author and Research Scholar in ancient history and Archeology

DR.CHITHRA MADHAVAN completed her M.A. and M.Phil. from the Department of Indian History, University of Madras and her Ph.D from the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore. She was awarded the Junior Fellowship in Archaeology by the Department of Culture, Government of India from 2001-2003 for her post-doctoral research. She has authored four books `History and Culture of Tamil Nadu’ in two volumes and `Vishnu Temples of South India’- Volumes I and II. Chithra has co-edited a book `South India Heritage-An Introduction’ containing approximately 500 articles on various aspects of the heritage and culture of South India. `Vishnu Temples of South India’- Volumes III’ is to be published shortly.

Chithra has contributed more than a hundred articles on temple architecture and allied subjects to the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, a few volumes of which have been recently published. She is a guest lecturer in reputed institutions like Kalakshetra and DakshinaChitra. She writes to various magazines and other publications and frequently delivers lectures on temple studies at various places in Chennai and other cities in India. Her special area of interest is conducting heritage walks for students and also power-point presentations on temple architecture for school children. Chithra is currently working on another post-doctoral dissertation with a Fellowship from the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

Her special area of interest is conducting heritage walks for students and also power-point presentations on temple architecture for school children.

Chithra is currently working on another post-doctoral dissertation with a Fellowship from the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

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