Richard H. Davis is professor and chair of religion and Asian studies programs at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Formerly he taught at Yale University. He is author of four books: Ritual in an Oscillating Universe: Worshiping Siva in Medieval India, Lives of Indian Images (winner of the 1999 A. K. Coomaraswamy Award from the Association for Asian Studies); Global India, circa 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History; and A Priest's Guide for the Great Festival. He has also edited two volumes, Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions and Picturing the Nation: Iconographies of Modern India. Currently he is writing a history of the Bhagavad Gita and starting work on a cultural history of early India. He maintains a collection of popular religious prints from India, the Davis God Poster Collection, at Bard College.