Ravinder Reddy, MD, is a psychiatrist, author and teacher. He has been deeply interested in many aspects of Indian art, and is the coordinator the Study Group.
Over the course of four decades, his focus has included Kushan numismatics, medieval sculpture focusing on Shiva iconography, and early maps depicting the Indian subcontinent. Currently, his focus is arms and armour of the region, with an emphasis on South India.
For him, Indic arms and armour reflect a unique convergence of the martial culture, the high arts, history, and technical mastery of metal work. His book on this topic was published in November 2018: Arms & Armour of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Types, Decoration & Symbolism.