Anjali Duhan

Anjali Duhan

Nath Sadhus in Indian Paintings

Ph.D. candidate, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

The grant enabled me to refer to the visual imagery and textual sources of the Naths (both primary and secondary) present at British Library and SOAS. With this material in hand, I felt confident to cross the barrier of centuries and incorporate material also from Mughal and Pahari courts in my work which earlier only focused on the nineteenth century.

This grant has given me the opportunity to refer to the best research libraries in the world on Indian art. I have also discussed my work with the best scholars in my field. With this rich stimulating experience I have built a strong base for my Ph.D. research on the Visual imagery of the Naths.

Post this grant I have presented a research paper in an international symposium at the Faculty of Media, Art and Design, University of Westminster, London. One of my articles has also been accepted for publication in the research journal of National Museum Institute of History of Art.