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.

 

A Das Gupta

Modernism in India: A Study

Ramakrishna Vedala

A study of the influence of Matisse upon Indian Modern Art

Dipak Bhattacharya

A study of Company Paintings of Murshidabad, Patna and Calcutta

The award facilitated my resarch on company paintings and gave me the crucial direction for my investigation. This award with my other NTICVA award

Dr Bansilal Malla

A Study of tree worship in Ancient India

Soumhya Venkatesan

The process and results of the commercialisation of Warli tribal Painting

I would like to thank the Trustees for their timely and generous awards. The first award allowed me to conduct research among the Warli tribe in Maharashtra and to write up the results of this research for my MA dissertation at the National Museum Institute in Delhi. After my MA and spurred on by my work on the Warlis I moved to Cambridge (UK) in 1994 to do an M Phil in Social Anthropology.The M Phil was funded by a Cambridge ODASS award. I subsequently took a PhD on matweaving in South India at the University of Cambridge and now teach at the University of Manchester.

Belur Shambu Chandini

Study of Sculpture collections in the Bangalore Government Museum, in relation to the original sites

Sanjoy Kumar Mallik

A study of Seventeenth Century Malwa miniatures

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.

Sima Roychowdhury

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

Dr Suresh Sethuraman

Documentation of Indian coins in the UK

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