Rajarshi Sengupta is presently pursuing his PhD in Art History at University of British Columbia, Canada where is a recipient of UBC Four-year Fellowship for his doctoral project. His research focuses on the circulation of dyed and block-printed textiles from the Coromandel Coast in Southern India during seventeenth-eighteenth century, and also craft practice as a form of knowledge production. He completed his Masters in Fine Arts from University of Hyderabad (2009-2011). From 2011-2013, he was a junior research fellow at The National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore where he worked on iconographic studies of medieval South Indian Art. Sengupta is also an art practitioner, whose work is exhibited and collected in India and Hong Kong. His first solo exhibition “450 Miles of Thriving Silence”, took place in Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2012).