Ms. Moumita Ghosh

Ivory carving tradition of Murshidabad

This award was given to me when I was working as a Curatorial Assistant in Indian Museum, Kolkata. It was timely and encouraged me to work on Ivory collection of Indian Museum and also the collection of other museums in India. While working on this project I found most of the museums have fantastic collection of Ivory carving not only from Murshidabad but also from different parts of India.

Mr. Sachin Kumar Tiwary

An ethnoarchaeological interpretation of rock art from Kaimur District of Bihar.

Mr. Ritvik Gautam Balvally

Torpedo Jars in Indian Ocean Trade: An Appraisal.

The Small Study and Research Grants (India) was awarded to me when I was in my last year of Post-Graduation. The award helped to visit different places such as Udaipur for my research on Torpedo Jars and also supported my sample preparation cost for the thin-section petrography studies.

Mr. Vrushab Mahesh

Study of Oral Traditions and Contemporary Practices Associated with Veergals (hero stones) in Hassan District Karnataka.

The award of the grant allowed me to undertake extensive surveys and interact with the local communities, thereby further enriching my knowledge on the memorial stone tradition in Karnataka. It allowed me to experiment with diverse methodologies in practice and formulate a medium to integrate them to bring out a meaningful interpretation of data.

Ms. Sayantani Ghosh

A study of different types of huqqa and their depiction in art.

Dr. V. Jeyaraj

A survey of British period sculptures in cultural institutions and in public spaces in Tamilnadu.