Deepali Dewan

Deepali Dewan

Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Arts & Culture

Area: World Cultures

Interests: History of Photography, 19th-century Decorative Arts, Colonialism & Modernity, Contemporary visual practice, Historiography

Exhibitions & Galleries: Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery


  The Alkazi Collection of Photography. Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in 19th Century India. Deepali and Deborah Huston.  Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs. Towards a transcultural theory of photography.  Dwali. Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Recent Publications

Year Publication
2018 Deepali Dewan. "Collecting Family Photographs," Interview by Rahaab Allana, with introduction by Sukanya Baskar." PIX Posts (LINK)
2017 Thy Phu, Elspeth Brown, Deepali Dewan. "The Family Camera Network." Photography and Culture, 10, 2, 147-163. (LINK)
2017 Deepali Dewan and Jennifer Orpana. "Family Photographs: Shaping Self, memory, and family narrative." ROM Magazine, Spring, 38-43. (PDF)
2016 Deepali Dewan. "Useful and Dangerous: Photography and the Madras School of Art, 1850-1873," in Rebecca Brown and Deborah Hutton, eds ." Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–present, Ashgate, 208-234. (LINK)
2016 Deepali Dewan. "Neo-Tantrism in the Diaspora: Youngo Verma (1938-2014)." Kundalini: Union of the Divine, Art Gallery of Mississauga, np. (PDF)
2016 Deepali Dewan. "A Tale of Two Mediums: Paint and Photography in Udaipur," in Molly Emma Aitken, ed. ." A Magical World, New Visions of Indian Painting, In Tribute to Ananda Coomaraswamy’s Rajput Painting of 1916, Mumbai, Marg Publications, 64-73. (LINK)


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Authored by: Deepali Dewan

Authored by: Deepali Dewan