Nehru Trust Awards

Nehru Trust Awards

The Trust aims to achieve its mission by making it possible for scholars and professionals from India and the UK to develop and share skills relevant to these subjects and to gain access to Indian cultural resources both in India and in the UK.

The Trust’s primary activity is an annual awards programme for individual scholars and museum professionals from both countries in order to enable them to study, carry out research or undertake training in both India and the UK. The awards programme is announced each autumn; awards are made in late March and must be taken up within the subsequent year (1 April to 31 March).

The Trust also administers grants on behalf of the V&A Jain Art Fund, and works in collaboration with the Charles Wallace India Trust with whom it offers an annual joint UK Visiting Fellowship.

 

S K S Kushwaha

For the study of 17th century miniature painting of Sahibdin and Manohar of the Mewar school

Dr J Raja Mohamad

Islamic architecture in Tamil Nadu

This award was instrumental to carry out a research study on a litte known subject - the Islamic architecture in Tamil Nadu, and was only possible to achieve because of the award.

Sathyabhama Badreenath

Iconography of Narasimha as portrayed in literature, sculpture and painting

Jayati Mukherjee

The study of Baroda print-makers and their contribution to trends in modern Indian art

S Preetha Nair

To study the Kerala ritual art form Kalam-Eluttu

Ganga Joshi

To study temple architecture and sculpture of the Kajuri dynasty in the Kumaon hills of Uttar Pradesh

Sardari Lal Sharma

To study the Buddhist monuments of Kashmir

Rita Ghyanshyamsinh Sodha

An interpretative study of the text and paintings of Sursagar from the Mewar School

I received the award at the outset of my research for the doctoral thesis. The timely award enabled me to travel to museums and document the set of paintings which formed a good portion of my research material. It also facilitated the correspondence with various other museums abroad and in India, enablng me to gather information regarding their collections and most specifically the Sursagar set of Mewar that I was working on. I could also use the money of the award on processing of photographs of the paintings, copies of which I evenutally sent to the Trust as part of my project report.

Dr Himanshu Prabha Ray

Trade in India

For costs of materials and photographs of British archaeological collections relating to early trade in the Indian subcontinent

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