Prof. Kamal Giri, at present Hon. Director, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research, Varanasi, has completed her education from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU). She is M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and History of Art and completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. A.K. Narain, a reputed scholar in the field of Numismatics. Dr. Giri taught in the Dept. of History of Art, Banaras Hindu University for more than three decades.
Prof. Giri has published more than 100 research papers and several books on different aspects of Indian art and culture and has presented papers in seminars and conferences in India and abroad. Her publication entitled Madhyakalina Bharatiya Murtikala (in joint authorship), was presented to President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. She has co-edited several prestigious publications like Chhavi: Rai Krishnadas Felicitation Volume (1981), Khajuraho in Perspective (1994), KALA: Journal of Indian Art History Congress (1995-2006), Treasures of Indian Art: Suresh Neotia Collection (2006), Kasi ki Ramalila (2012) and is at present editing Jnana-Pravaha Research Journal. She has been recipient of several fellowships including that of UGC, ICHR and Nehru Trust for Victoria and Albert Museum, London for research projects like ‘Ramakatha in Indian and Indonesian Sculptures’ and ‘Terracotta and Painting in Kasi’. She has been the convener of the UGC Panel —History of Art and Fine Arts and Nodal Person, Curriculum Development Committee at University Grants Commission, New Delhi. In connection with academic purposes, she has visited Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and few other countries.