India: Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture (Summer)

Faculty and Staff

Mary Storm, Academic Director

Mary Storm, Academic Director
Mary Storm has a PhD in Indian art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in East Asian studies, Japanese Buddhist art, from Stanford University. In a previous life, she acquired a law degree and a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Dr. Storm has lived and worked in India for more than 20 years, roaming the back roads of India from West Bengal to Rajasthan and from Ladakh to Tamil Nadu in search of archaeological adventure. She is married to Guy McIntyre, a British art dealer. They live in New Delhi with Frida, their great dane.

Mary has taught at various American institutions, and most recently at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where she was a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow and associate professor of art history. Sometimes she gets the urge to paint, and is proud to report that her watercolor paintings are exhibited on refrigerator doors throughout the world. She has published numerous articles on Indian art history. Her book, Head and Heart: Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India, will be published by Routledge India, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books, in 2013.

Arjun Chanuhan Singh - photo by Mark Mosrie

Arjun Chauhan Singh, Administrative and Financial Assistant
Mr. Chauhan is in charge of daily bookkeeping. He first joined SIT New Delhi in the fall of 2007. Mr. Chauhan is a graduate of the Delhi College of Vocational Training and is a recently certified Wilderness First Responder. He enjoys basketball, travel, music, and good food. He lives with his family in South Delhi and is the proud father of a new baby girl. 

Yogesh Wadhwa, Program Assistant

Yogesh Wadhwa, Program Assistant
Yogesh Wadhwa, born in Dehra Dun and brought up in Delhi, holds a bachelor’s degree in science (2001) and is a certified Microsoft programmer. Mr. Wadhwa is currently assisting with research on projects related to the political economy of Chinese and Indian capital markets and has maintained a website and blog for Himalayan Crossings. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys cricket, basketball, travel, and music, among other things.  

Costs Dates

Credits: 8

Duration: 6 weeks

Program Base: Leh

Prerequisites: None required, but a background in history, Asian studies, religious studies, architecture, or art history is strongly recommended. Read more...


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