Professor Anna L. Dallapiccola holds a Ph.D. in Indian Art History and a Habilitation (D.Litt.) from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She served as a Professor of Indian Art at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University from 1971 to 1995. In 1991, she was appointed as an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University, and she currently lectures at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. From 2000 to 2004, she held the position of Visiting Professor at De Montfort University in Leicester. Professor Dallapiccola is a prolific author with a focus on Indian art. Some of her recent publications include "Catalogue of South Indian Paintings in the Collection of the British Museum" (2010), "The Great Platform at Vijayanagara" (2010), "Indian Painting: The Lesser Known Traditions" (2011), and "Kalamkari Temple Hangings," a study of the collection in the V&A (2015). Currently, she is engaged in two concurrent research programs in India. The first program centers on the art of the Vijayanagara successor states, while the second focuses on the Virabhadra temple at Lepakshi. Professor Anna L. Dallapiccola's work has significantly contributed to the field of Indian Art History.