A historian and environmentalist based in Chennai, Nanditha Krishna is the director of the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder-director of its constituents-C.P. Art Centre, C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research, Saraswathi Kendra Learning Centre for Children, C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre and the Kanchi Heritage House and Museum of Folk Art, besides three schools and a women’s college. Her published works include The Art and Iconography of Vishnu-Narayana, The Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu, Ganesha-The Auspicious . . . The Beginning, Balaji Venkateshwara-Lord of Tirumala-Tirupati, The Book of Vishnu, The Book of Demons, Madras-Chennai . . . Its History and Environment and Painted Manuscripts of the Saraswati Mahal Library, Tanjore, as well as numerous research papers and newspaper articles. She is a professor and a research guide for the PhD programme of the University of Madras and has received several prestigious national and international awards.