Monalisa Behera

Monalisa Behera graduated in Sociology from Miranda House College, Delhi University, and has a Masters in Art History from St Andrews University, Scotland. She is currently pursuing PhD. in Visual Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. Her research interests include ancient and medieval Indian art and architecture, iconography and history of religion.

Photographs of Yoginis in the Chausathi Yogini temple of Hirapur in Odisha, considered one of the earliest of such shrines dedicated to the worship of yoginis.