Dr Nikita Rathore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Palaeography, Epigraphy & Numismatics at the Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH), Noida; formerly the National Museum Institute (NMI). She holds a UGC-JRF and received the Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship in 2018. Her Doctoral research focuses on the temple art of the Paramaras in western and southwestern Madhya Pradesh. After graduating with Honours in History from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Dr Rathore completed her post-graduation in History from Delhi University, followed by a second postgraduate degree in History of Art from the National Museum Institute. Her professional endeavours encompass research, presentations at national and international conferences, and publications in esteemed platforms such as Critical Collective, Sahapedia, Cultural Heritage of Varanasi, and Art and Deal Magazine.