Julia AB Hegewald

Julia AB Hegewald graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from where she also obtained her PhD. She is now Professor and Head of the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History at the University of Bonn. Between 2002 and 2014, she was Director of the Emmy Noether Research Project on Jainism in Karnataka. Besides other book publications, she is the author of Water Architecture in South Asia: A Study of Types, Developments and Meanings (2002); Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual (2009; reprint 2018); Jaina Tradition of the Deccan: Shravanabelagola, Mudabidri, Karkala (2021); and editor of The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience (2011).