Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya is currently Additional Commissioner, Commercial Tax, Madhya Pradesh. He is a Hindi essayist and an art critic, and has published twelve books. He was awarded the fellowship of British Council and visited different museums in England, Australia and Switzerland. His area of research and study is the late styles of miniature and wall paintings that flourished in Malwa, Bundelkhand, Vidarbha and Khandesh. He also writes on the dimensions of Indian aesthetics. He is presently working on the Gayer-Anderson collection of Indian miniatures preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; British Library, and National Gallery of Art, Canberra.