Ravinder Reddy, MD, is a psychiatrist, author and teacher. He has been deeply interested in many aspects of Indian art.
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 will be released in November 2018: Arms & Armour of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Types, Decoration & Symbolism.