Libbie Mills

Assistant Professor, Department for the Study of Religion
Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute


Room JHB 335, 170 St. George Street


Libbie Mills teaches Sanskrit and Pali at the University of Toronto. Her principal research interest is in South Asian architectural theory and practice. Her work on the architectural instruction given in North Indian early Śaiva Tantra installation manuals features the first exposition of what the material holds and, by looking from text to extant buildings, introduces new dating tools, valuable for these texts and others. Her textual study has expanded to cover domestic and temple building up to the modern period, in both South Asia and its diaspora. She is engaged in two group research projects: “The Nāgara Tradition of Temple Architecture: Continuity, Transformation, Renewal” funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and “Tamil Temple Towns: Conservation and Contestation” funded by the AHRC.

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