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Study of  South Indian sculpture in UK museum collections.

I visited many museums in the UK during my stay there, and both documented South Indian sculptures and bronzes and display methods. I subsequently developed display methods for the Government Museums at Vellore and Cuddalore. Since then I have received a fellowship awarded by the Institute for Social Science and Research at Vellore. I delivered about 100 lectures in the period between 1994 and 2001 to college and school students, Rotary and other clubs, and groups of visitors to the Vellore museum.

A study of the Shikharbandhi Jain Derasar at Potters Bar and the Jain Centre in Leicester

I received the Jain Art Fund Award for the year 2010-2011 and it was for a period of one month. The primary purpose of this award was to enable students in India to access Jaina collection of the V&A and other museums and libraries in England, but in my project I wanted to stretch the limitations of the award and include research on Jain diaspora in England. I was particularly interested in recording and collecting material on Jain migration myths and histories and to conduct research on the temple building rituals among the Jain diaspora in England.