Nehru Trust Awards

Nehru Trust Awards

The Trust aims to achieve its mission by making it possible for scholars and professionals from India and the UK to develop and share skills relevant to these subjects and to gain access to Indian cultural resources both in India and in the UK.

The Trust’s primary activity is an annual awards programme for individual scholars and museum professionals from both countries in order to enable them to study, carry out research or undertake training in both India and the UK. The awards programme is announced each autumn; awards are made in late March and must be taken up within the subsequent year (1 April to 31 March).

The Trust also administers grants on behalf of the V&A Jain Art Fund, and works in collaboration with the Charles Wallace India Trust with whom it offers an annual joint UK Visiting Fellowship.

 

Kikru Paphino

Curating Naga collections

I undertook internship placements at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, and the British Museum, London.

Emilia Betty Terracciano

A study of Indian modern and contemporary artists, in Delhi and Mumbai.

Helen Persson

Aurel Stein textile collection

For research on the Aurel Stein textile collection at the National Museum, New Delhi.

M Nooruddin Ansari

A study of the history and conservation needs of the monument Sarsota, at Sahaswan, District Budaun, Uttar Pradesh

Dr S B Darsana

A historical study of the work and writings on megalithic monuments by antiquarian scholars from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.

Manoj Kurmi

Review of the Harappan Culture in North-western Maharashtra: Cataloging a database

It has generally been suggested that the migration of the Harappan people ended in the Indus-Saraswati divide at Gujarat. Further study supported by the Nehru Trust has provided strong evidence to suggest that Harappan Culture moved considerably further beyond Gujarat and indeed spread deep into the Deccan (North-western region of Maharashtra). Although Harappan culture underwent significant changes during this period, identifiable practices were retained. The culture is recognizable as Harappan, though one may consider it a late phase transformed by the shift in geography. 

V P Yathees Kumar

An archaeological study of the change in settlement patterns of the Amaravathi river valley between the iron age and early medieval times.

Dr Manoj Kumar Kurmi

A review of sites of the Harappan period in northwestern Maharashtra, with particular emphasis on Daimabad, and sites in the upper reaches of the Godavari, Tapi and Pravara rivers.

Kanan Pradeep Pandya

A study of Prabhasa, southern Junagadh District, and its association with sun worship

Pankaja Sethi

The cultural context of tribal Kotpad textiles on the border of Orissa and Bastar

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