Dr. Shashibala, is a scholar in the areas of Buddhist art and iconography and cross cultural connection among Asian countries. As Research Professor at the International Academy of Indian Culture, New Delhi, founded by Prof. Raghu Vira, she has authored nine books on Art of the Shingon sect, Buddhist Art, Manifestations of Buddhas, Divine Art, Atisha and a biography of one of the world renowned scholar Late Prof. Raghu Vira. 60 research papers contributed by her on various subjects and presented at International conferences and seminars, have been published by various organizations in India and abroad. She taught ‘History of Art’ for fifteen years at the National Museum Institute (a deemed University) New Delhi. As a researcher she has travelled to the USA, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Russia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Bhutan etc. Her exhibitions, illustrated lectures, and radio broadcastings are highly acclaimed. At the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts she has organized international conferences and exhibitions on Kumarajiva and Atisa. Her well researched exhibitions on ‘Sanskrit as Shared Heritage of Asia’ and ‘Sanskrit and Indian Culture: Voyages’ are travelling in India and abroad. She worked as academic advisor and coordinator for organizing international seminars at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on “Sanskrit on the Silk Route” and “Sanskrit through the Maritime Route”. The publication of these proceedings is also in progress.