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.

 

Pankaj Dixit

Studying the development of South Indian architecture: from rock-cut caves to Hampi

Rangaswamy Sarangan

A study of Sculptural Figures and Ornament relief in Indian Temples

Richa Kamboj

A study of  the European influence on Mughal painting and decorative art in Indian museum collections

The award helped me tremendously in completing my dissertation as part of my studies and research programme while doing my MA final in History of Art at the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. It helped me visit various museums and monuments in Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, and Rampur, to study the original works and also obtain the photographs. It enriched my work in quality as well in the comprehensiveness of my analysis and conclusions. Some of the visuals were included for the first time ever in my report.

Mannu Gounder Gandhi

For the study of the architecture and sculpture of Saivite, Chola temples of South Arcot District

I was able to study 80 temples and their sculptures in South Arcot, thus increasing my knowledge of this subject. I subsequently registered for a PhD degree.

Anu Gupta

Documentation of paper stencilling from Mathura

Alok Tripathi

Ships in Ancient Indian Art

There are a good number of ships represented in ancient Indian art, which are valuable evidence, capable of throwing light on ancient Indian shipping and shipbuilding technology. Some of these representations were referred to by scholars here and there, but no complete and systematic study of these ships was carried out.

Sima Roychowdhury

Documentation on the art of Mathura, Sand and Amaravati in the UK

Sahiba Hashmi

A study of the murals of Alchi monastery

This grant was to facilitate research for my MA dissertation, and was a great help. It supported my travel to Leh and Alchi as well as enabling me to photo document the monasteries of Alchi.

Dr Suresh Sethuraman

Documentation of Indian coins in the UK

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