Curatorial & Research

  • “The Craftsman and his Craft : Iconography of Wood Craft in Kumaon” Curated Exhibition of Photographs and a Lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 23 September 1998.

    “The more the world transforms into a global village, faster the villages lose their individual identities and traditional art and culture die a natural death.”

    Aloyjyoti Dev, Traditional woodcrafts dying in era of globalisation The Asian Age, 18 September 1998

    “Though these crafstmen had very little exposure to art and craft outside their region, they possessed a high level of artistic sophistication.”

  • Manju Kak, in Sanchita Sharma, Coming Out of the Woodwork Hindustan Times
  • “Nicholas Roerich : Legacy & Quest.” Curated exhibition on the Roerich Peace Pact at MF Hussain Gallery, University of Jamia Millia Islamia, October 2009
  • Kashmiri Pandits of North India : Contribution to the Making of Modern India — A Vintage Album, IIC Art Gallery, India International Centre, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Critical articles on artists : Rameshwar Broota, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Chandita Mukherjee, Sanjay Roy, Naresh Kapuria, etc.
    On Craft : From the Mughal Karkhanas, Bhopal Beadworkers.
    Published on National Dailies: The Asian Age, Times of India, The Hindu, etc.

    Catalogues & Reports : Uttaranchal Development Report on Craft (Sub Committee on Crafts) for the 11th National Plan (Planning Commission), Government of India ; The Residency, Lucknow, Archeological Survey of India, Govt. of India ; Indian Folk and Tribal Paintings, Dept. of Culture, Govt, of India.

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