Dr Nanditha Krishna


A historian and environmentalist based in Chennai, Nanditha Krishna is the Director of the C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and Founder Director of its constituents – C. P. Art Centre; C. P. R. Institute of Indological Research; Saraswathi Kendra Learning Centre for Children; C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre and the Kanchi Heritage House and Museum of Folk Art; besides three schools and a women’s college.

Her published works include The Art and Iconography of Vishnu-Narayana; The Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu; Ganesha - The Auspicious … The Beginning; Balaji Venkateshwara – Lord of Tirumala-Tirupati; The Book of Vishnu; The Book of Demons; Painted Manuscripts of the Saraswati Mahal Library, Tanjore; Hug a Tree, a play for children, and children’s workbooks on Tree – A Book of Facts and Activities and Animals – It’s Their World Too, as well as numerous research papers and newspaper articles.

She is a Professor and a Research Guide for the Ph. D. programme of the University of Madras and has received several prestigious national and international awards.