Khyati is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Humanities. Her current research focuses on the circulation of science between Asia and Europe from 1750-1900. She is particularly interested in the intersections of botany, print culture, colonialism and visual culture in 19th century India. Her area of specialization is the Visual Cultures of Science; she is also very interested in the history of design, art and craft in India. Her recent research was published as a chapter titled "Between Calcutta and Kew: The Divergent Circulation and Production of Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica," in The Circulation of Knowledge Between India, China and Britain. ed. Bernard Lightman, Gordon McQuat, and Larry Stewart (Brill, June, 2013). Khyati is also a graphic designer and used to teach undergraduate Visual Communication Design students at IIT, Guwahati, India. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts (Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India), a Masters degree in Visual Communication Design (IIT Bombay) and an MA in Humanities Computing (University of Alberta).
Keywords: Visual culture of science; science, art and print culture in the Indian subcontinent; India