Shailka Mishra

Shailka Mishra

Art Activity in the Amber-Jaipur region through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries

PhD Student, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The above mentioned project is in conjunction with my ongoing PhD thesis. The award given to me in 2012, was timely while I was collecting sources for my thesis. It has been of immense help in expanding and enriching my primary and secondary material. I was able to examine major collections of Indian paintings at various museums in UK. I had access to many publications on Indian art (especially sale catalogues) which are not easily available in India. I was able to improve my visual vocabulary and have gathered many examples which help me articulate my arguments on painting practices at the Amber-Jaipur workshop.

The award provided me with an avenue to acquaint my work with many scholars of Indian art in UK. I am sure the advice provided by them would be beneficial in the near future.

I am currently working on my PhD thesis, Suratkhana at Amber-Jaipur in the 18th century: Paintings, Patronage, Practices.