India Travel Award

Eiluned Mair Edwards

Indigo Dyes

For research on the production and use of natural dyes in India with a particular focus on indigo.

Sandra Elizabeth Joly

Contemporary Bidriware Production

To study and record the manufacturing techniques employed in historic and contemporary bidriware production.

Gethin Powel Rees

The excavation of a Chalcolithic site in North West Rajasthan

With funding from the NTICVA between January and April 2005 I assisted with a number of archaeological projects in India. Firstly I spent one and a half months excavating at the site of Gilund, Rajasthan. The excavations at this Chalcolithic site were being conducted jointly by Vasant Shinde of the Deccan College Pune and Gregory Possehl of the University of Pennsylvania. The second part of my project consisted of three weeks studying at the Deccan College. Lastly I spent one week assisting a student from the University of Chicago with fieldwork for her PhD dissertation.

Dr. Lucy Katherine Blue

Traditional Craft: A Study

The principle aim of this project was to undertake an initial one year programme of research into a unique type of traditional Indian craft - the kattimaran or tied/lashed-log raft as literally translated in Tamil, and to compile a comprehensive record of the nature of its construction and distribution throughout southern India.

Stephanie Marine Bogin

Conservation of Wall Paintings in Ladak

Research trip to Ladak in spring / summer 2005 to undertake a preliminary examination of selection of wall paintings.

Robert Elgood

Cataloguing the collections of arms in the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

The Nehru Trust grant funded a return trip to India. Since then I have been back a couple of times a year to try and complete this substantial project. The trip seeded two books and a huge amount of work. The grant also helped fund a translation team in Mehrangarh which worked on finding relevant bahis and translating texts from Marwari, Gujerati and Marathi.

Gregory Irvine

Japanese collections in Mumbai

To research the Japanese collections at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrhalaya, Mumbai

Michael Wheeler

Caring for Manuscripts in Mumbai

Susan Stronge

Public and Private collections of Mughal painting

Robin Jones

Colonial Bungalows in South India and Sri Lanka