Small Study and Research Grant (India)

Vidya Murthy

Folk Arts of Karnataka

Sudhanshu Nautiyal

Wood-carving in Saharanpur, Panjab

I received the grant when I was pursuing my MA at the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. It gave me an opportunity to have first hand experience of working in the field. I interacted with local artisans and got a deeper understanding of various aspects involved in woodcarving. I have no doubt in claiming that this was one of the first pieces of work ever to have been done on this art. Without the grant I don't think I could have done such a work, and the award has played a significant role in shaping my career.

Sumitabha Pal

Pointing Method of Stone Carving in Jaipur, Rajasthan

The grant helped me to work on this subject - a project that I had dreamt of doing but could not take forward because of monetary problems. It helped me to come to know about a traditional method of carving which is almost dying out. It has both helped my creative work as a sculptor and given me knowledge that I can pass on to my students so that they can use it in their work. I have also discussed the procedures with colleagues who work on portraiture.

Naman Ahuja

The Female form in Ancient Indian terracotta art

S K Jha

To study arms and weaponry of the Palaeolithic period and rock painting of Central India with special reference to Dhongarh, Madhya Pradesh

Dr C Maheswaran

To study the masking traditions in tribal India

Nandit A

To study the depiction of Hindu mythological themes and scenes in Mughal miniatures

Annamika Pathak

To study painted ivory collections in Indian museums

Jyotsna Sharma

Aqueous and non-Acqueous methods of de-acidification and its effects on Indian paper

Shalini Arya

Illustrated manuscripts of Akbar's court