Bachelor in Art History, Swarthmore College, 1979; Master of Arts in Indian Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy in Indian Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1988.
Teaching assistant, University of California, 1982, 83; curatorial assistant, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, 1986; lecturer department art and art history, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1987; assistant professor art of Asia, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, since 1988. Visiting lecturer Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1988. Presenter in field College Art Association, New York City, 1986, Colgate University, 1986, 91, 4th symposium American Com.for South Asian Art, Richmond, Virginia, 1988, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989, University of California, 1991.
Married Andrew Jon Rotter, June 24, 1984. Children: Sophie Kaimal, Phoebe Kaimal.