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Miniature Paintings in the V&A museum

To obtain photographs of Pahari ragamala miniature paintings in the collections of the V&A Museum

Trade in India

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

For photographs of Bengali scroll paintings from British collections.

I received the grant during the course of my PhD on the picture story-telling traditions in Bengal and Rajasthan. These are traditions in which itinerant storytellers use scroll paintings to illustrate their storytelling performances. The sterling grant enabled me to order slides of the wonderful scroll paintings, particualrly from the J C French collection  in the V&A and British Museum. They were extremely useful, as these paintings are among four or five surviving examples of a superb, lost tradition.