2015-2016 Awards

Many congratulations to all those who have been granted awards for the 2015-16 year.

UK Visiting Fellowships

Poulomi Das (Independent Consultant, Mumbai), for a visit to the UK to undertake the project “Moving towards an inclusive Museum in India” through a placement to study programmes for disability access at  the British Museum, London. 

Mahmood Alam, Lecturer in Persian language at the English and Foreign Languages Institute, Hyderabad, to undertake research on the Indo-Persian mss Heritage of Bengal, through the documentation of dispersed mss collections in UK collections. 

Parul Singh, PhD student, School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, to undertake research relating to her project: Kings, Lovers, Mothers and Others: Notions of Kingship and Gender During the Reign of Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh, in collections in the UK .

Mahima Jain, Sub-Editor, Hindu Business Line, Kasturi and Sons Ltd, Chennai, be awarded a UK Visiting Fellowship (Jain) for her study: “Jain Heritage in Tamil Nadu through Western Records”, (under the Jain Art Fund scheme). 

UK Travel Award

Sharmistha Chatterjee, ICHR Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Archaeology University of Calcutta, for a visit to UK to study collections and archives in relation to her project “Re-evaluating Early Medieval archaeology in Bengal with emphasis on the Radha/Rath area (districts Bankura and Bardhaman, West Bengal.

Aprajita Sharma,  Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Museum Section, New  Delhi, to give a paper on Findings of English Porcelain Discovered at Residency, Lucknow  at the annual ICON cermics and glass conference entitled “From Pottery to Porcelain, Production and Preservation in the Heart of England”, at Worcester, UK. 

Small Study and Research Grants (UK Sterling)

Bina Deori Gandhi: for materials for her project on Christoph von Furer Haimendorf;

Parul Singh: PhD student, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, for her project as detailed above under UKVF

India Travel Awards

Avalon Victoria Fotheringham,  Exhibition Research Assistant, Victoria and Albert Museum, for her project “international exhibition records in Indian archives: establishing a preliminary bibliography” .

Cerys Fry, Alice Aurand and Lucy Odlin,  post-graduate students of Conservation and Technology, Courtauld Institute of Art, for their project to document the condition of the Tata collection of western paintings at the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai (a shared award).

Small Study and Research Grants (Indian Rupee)

N Jayavidya,  Secretary, Prathana Trust,  International Foundation for Cultural Studies, Thanjavur, for her project: Documentation of Musical Pillars, Tamil Nadu;

Priyanka Chandra,  Intern in Jatan Museum Builder: a digitization project sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, New Delhi at the Allahabad Museum, for a study of Ragini Paintings of the Allahabad Museum with special reference to Sangeet Darpana;

Mohana R, PhD student, Department of Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune, for his research on “Rock Art in the Malaprabha Basin: a holistic approach” ;

Prachi Bajirao Joshi, PhD student, Department of Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune, for her research on the “Palaeolithic archaeological record from Nagpur District, Maharashtra”;

Ananya Chakraborty, MA student, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, MS University of Baroda, for: “ Of threads and looms: a study of cordage and textile crafts of the Harappans”;

Shubham Malik, MA student, Department of Archaeology and Ancient history, MS University of Baroda, for his study: “Typo-technological study of medieval Islamic glaze with special reference of Khambat (Cambay) and Champaner in Gujarat;

Dipanwita Donde, PhD student, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, for her study of Persian mss produced during the Timurid, Safavid and Mughal periods in the collections of libraries, trusts and museums in India;

Ravindra Devra, MA student, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, MS University of Baroda, for his project: “ Archaeological investigations in the Kuldhara region, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan”;

Pankaja Sethi,  Founder and Creative Director, Kala aur Katha, Bhubaneswar Orissa, for her study of: “Gontha ra Katha – the story of handmade quilting tradition of South Odisha”;

We wish them all success with their projects.