Jain Art Fund Awards

Jain Art Fund Awards

The Jain Art Fund at the Victoria and Albert Museum enables scholars and professionals from India and the UK to develop and share skills and to gain access to scholarly material relevant to the study, display and conservation of Jain art both in India and in the UK.

The Fund is therefore working in collaboration with the NTICVA by supporting an annual awards programme for individual scholars and museum professionals from both countries to study, carry out research or undertake training in both India and the UK relevant to the Jain tradition.

Ms. Suvarna Ashok Jain

A study of the history of Mangi Tungi - Jain rock cut cave temples in Satana Taluka, Nasik Dist, Madhya Pradesh - and the surrounding region.

Nachiket Chanchani

pre-Mughal Western India

To study the pictorial traditions of pre-Mughal Western India to begin understanding the logics guiding the formal structure of paintings and to determine their semiotic functions in linguistically hybrid Jain and Vaishnava manuscripts

Nicholas Barnard

Jain sites in west and south-west India 

To visit key Jain sites in west and south-west India and Study major Jain museum collections In order to help you with research on cataloguing of Jain Art.

Savita Chaudhry

Identity, status & community in Jaina Ramayanas

To study material at V&A and British Museum on identity, status & community in Jaina Ramayanas

Anisha Saxena

A study of the Shikharbandhi Jain Derasar at Potters Bar and the Jain Centre in Leicester

I received the Jain Art Fund Award for the year 2010-2011 and it was for a period of one month. The primary purpose of this award was to enable students in India to access Jaina collection of the V&A and other museums and libraries in England, but in my project I wanted to stretch the limitations of the award and include research on Jain diaspora in England. I was particularly interested in recording and collecting material on Jain migration myths and histories and to conduct research on the temple building rituals among the Jain diaspora in England.

Dr Shridar K Andhare

Jain material in the UK