Malvika Maheshwari is the author of Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-Taking in India (2018). She teaches political science at Ashoka University. She holds degrees in the discipline from the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and earned her doctorate from Sciences Po, Paris in 2011. She had taught courses on Indian and South Asian politics at Sciences Po, Paris and Le Havre, and was a research associate at the Centre for Policy Research. Her research interests include interrelations between art and politics, violence and the workings of the Indian democracy. Her articles have been published in journals such as Studies in Indian Politics, Economic and Political Weekly and Raisons Politiques.