Congratulations to 2014-2015 NTICVA award winners

UK Visiting Fellowships

Nilanjana Som, consultant on documentation project, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya CSMVS, Mumbai, to study documentation and display, particularly in relation to arms and armour in UK museums.  Nilanjana was in the UK from late July to September 2014.

Bina Gandhi Deori, Lecturer, Dept of Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan,  to study ethnographic collections from Arunachal Pradesh in North-East India in UK museums and collections.  Bina was in the UK through October and November 2014.

Parjanya Sen, PhD student, Centre for Studies in Social Science, to consult archives at the British Library, British Museum and the V&A, with reference to his study “Documenting early Islamic Monuments of Eastern India— Studying Architectural Antiquities and Examining the Colonial Archive”. Parjanya plans to be in the UK from early February to early April 2015.

UK Travel Award 

Sohini Singh, Research Fellow and PhD student, National Museum Institute, National Museum, New Delhi, for a visit to the UK to study mss in the British library relating to her study of Occidental Impressions: Drawings and Reports on the Architecture of Chanderi by British Surveyors. Sohini Singh plans to be in the UK in March 2015.

India Travel Awards

Anais Fonseca, PhD student, School of Oriental and African Studies, for a visit to India in relation to her study of Contemporary Lives of Cherial Paintings from Telangana: Continuity and Changes. Anais Fonseca  made a visit to Hyderabad in the spring summer of 2014.

Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi, Tutor, Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, for a visit to India in relation to her comparative study of Imperial and Royal Mughal patronage of architecture during the reign of Jahangir. Dr Chida-Razvi plans to be in India in the period from mid-February to late March 2015.

Small Study and Research Grants (UK Sterling)

Padmini Balaram, Professor of Design, Silpa-Sadana, Sriniketan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, for materials relating to her study of the direct and indirect influences of Indian chintz textiles on Wa sarasa of Japan.

Small Study and Research Grants (Indian Rupee) 

Subashree Banik, PhD student, Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, for a study and documentation of Gupta Coins preserved in major public collections in India (Patna Museum, Patna; The State Museum, Lucknow; Allahabad Museum, Allahabad and Bharat Kala Bhaban, B.H.U, Benaras).

Mushtaq Khan,  former Deputy Director, Design and Documentation, Crafts Museum, New Delhi, for a study of the birth of Muria tribal paintings in Bastar (Chhattisgarh) and the impact of the urban art market.

Danish Moin, Asst. Director (Numismatics), Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Nasik, for a project on Medieval Indian Coins and Art of Islamic Calligraphy.

Esha Prasad, post graduate, Deccan college Post Graduate and Research Institute for Provenance Study of Kayatha Culture ceramics.

Akash Srinivas, MA student, Deccan College, Pune, for a study Revisiting the Palaeolithic of Kibbanahalli, Southern Karnataka.

Bhawna Vyas, Lecturer, BMK Academy, Indore, The Unexplored Heritage of Wall Paintings from Rangmahal of Chandor:Study & Documentation.

Janmoni Deori, post-graduate, Dept of Design(Textile), Kala-Bhavana, Santiniketan for a study of the  textile design of the  Galo Tribe, Arunachal Pradesh.