Catherine Asher

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Mailing Address

Department of Art History
338 Heller Hall
271 19th Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA

home address:
1776 James Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 612-626-8339 (office)
612-624-4500 (office)

phone: 612-377-8809 (residence)
fax: 612-377-8965 (residence)

Countries of Specialization

India, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Research Interests

Subject interests:
South Asian art and architecture in particular 12th - 20th centuries;
Hindu, Muslim, Islamic, Jain; sultanate; Mughal; Rajput; colonial;

Area and cities:
north India, Bengal (Bangladesh, West Bengal), Pakistan, Rajasthan,
Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, New Delhi, Shahjahanabad, Jaipur, Amber (Amer),
Murshidabad, Calcutta, Varanasi (Benares, Banaras, Ramnagar),
Rohtas (Bihar and Pakistan), Rampur, Lucknow, Ayodhya, Awadh

patrons of particular interest:
Sher Shah Sur, Raja Man Singh, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan,
Sawai Jai Singh, Nawabs of Awadh, Nawabs of Murshidabad, Nawabs of Rampur,
Kacchwaha Rajas of Jaipur and Amber, Mughals


None on file.


art ; architecture ; Hindu ; Muslim ; Jain ; sultanate ; Mughal ; Rajput ; colonial history ; ...