Mireille Bénisti

Portrait of Mireille    Bénisti

An indianist and renowned researcher in Indian and Khmer arts, Mireille Bénisti (19091993) completed her studies at École du Louvre under the guidance of Philippe Stern. She also studied Sanskrit and History of Art at EHESS and College de France. 

Joining the Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) in 1955, she performed several field missions in India and Cambodia. In Cambodia, she focused on the interaction of Indian and Khmer arts during the Chenla and Funan eras, studying various sites including Sambor Prei Kuk and Thala Borivat