S Vijay Kumar

When the buying by museums stops, the looting stops

The economics of the illicit trade in antiquities is no different from standard market economics—the price of commodities in relation to demand and supply govern the market.

17 Oct 2020

What can Indian customs do to tackle idol thefts?

A pair of beautiful granite dvarapalas (door guardians), each nearly five feet tall and weighing a ton—massive Vijayanagara dynasty edifices who had guarded the sanctum since the 15th century.

04 Jul 2020