Mustansir Dalvi is Professor of Architecture at Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. His received his PhD from the Industrial Design Center at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and for it he examined the city’s Art Deco architecture from a semiotic perspective. His books include The Romance of Red Stone: An Appreciation of Ornament on Islamic Architecture in India (2010), and The Past as Present: Pedagogical Practices in Architecture at the Bombay School of Art (2016). Mustansir has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes including New Architecture and Urbanism, Buildings that Shaped Mumbai, and Mulk Raj Anand: Shaping the Indian Modern. He has also guest edited an issue of Marg devoted to twentieth-century Indian architecture. Munstansir has given many invited lectures at prominent venues including the Nehru Memorial Library in New Delhi and the Asiatic Society in Mumbai.