Small Study and Research Grant (UK)

Dr J Raja Mohamad

Coromandel Trade

The Visiting Fellowship gave me the opportunity to visit the museums and archives in the UK, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The award also enabled me to gain more professional expertise and to enrich my knowledge of museology. I prepared a monograph about my experience in the UK and presented research papers to history fora on the Indian objects in the Coromandel- English trade.

Dr Dipankar Pal

Digital Presentations in the Museum

To collect materials relating to his study of modern electronic and computer based techniques used in display

Sahiba Hashmi

Tales of the Buddha Shakyamuni 

To obtain materials relating to the study of the Jatakas and life stories of Buddha Shakyamuni in UK collections

Preeti Bahadur

Miniature Paintings in the V&A museum

To obtain photographs of Pahari ragamala miniature paintings in the collections of the V&A Museum

Dr Himanshu Prabha Ray

Trade in India

For costs of materials and photographs of British archaeological collections relating to early trade in the Indian subcontinent

Sima Roychowdhury

Documentation on the art of Mathura, Sand and Amaravati in the UK

Dr Suresh Sethuraman

Documentation of Indian coins in the UK

Dr. Kavita Singh

For photographs of Bengali scroll paintings from British collections.

I received the grant during the course of my PhD on the picture story-telling traditions in Bengal and Rajasthan. These are traditions in which itinerant storytellers use scroll paintings to illustrate their storytelling performances. The sterling grant enabled me to order slides of the wonderful scroll paintings, particualrly from the J C French collection  in the V&A and British Museum. They were extremely useful, as these paintings are among four or five surviving examples of a superb, lost tradition.

Sahiba Hashmi

A study of the murals of Alchi monastery

This grant was to facilitate research for my MA dissertation, and was a great help. It supported my travel to Leh and Alchi as well as enabling me to photo document the monasteries of Alchi.

Dr Pratipal Bhatia

Indo-Sasanian coins of Northern India (CE 650-1200) in UK collections