Shivani Kapoor

Portrait of Shivani   Kapoor

Shivani Kapoor is an independent researcher and a professor at Benaras Hindu University, Mumbai, India, specializing in archaeology and history of Southeast Asia.

In 2015, Ms. Kapoor taught a course on 'Understanding Southeast Asia in the Light of Marine Archaeology'. Her research focuses on the Pasupata tradition in Cambodia, in particular the development of the iconography of Lakulisa, acknowledged as the founder of this religious tradition, in the Indic sphere and its probable influence on the iconography of the ascetic figures in Cambodian sculptures and reliefs.