Jyotindra Jain

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Jyotindra Jain was Director of the Crafts Museum, Delhi, and is now Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Jain has been an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, a Homi Bhabha Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study for World Religions, Harvard University, USA. He is the author of "Ganga Devi: Tradition and Expression in Mithila Painting", "Other Masters: Five Contemporary Folk and Tribal Artists of India" and "Kalighat Painting: Images from a Changing World". Jain is a recipient of the Prince Claus Award for his initiatives and activities in the field of cultural heritage.
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Works

India´s popular culture: iconic spaces and fluid images

Published Written,
2008
Marg Publications

Kalam patua

Published Written,
2004
Exhibition catalog. Gallery Espace: New Delhi

Raj Rewal - library for the Indian Parliament

Published Written,
2002
Essays. Architectural Research Cell: New Delhi

Kalighat painting

Published Written,
1999
Essays. Mapin Pub.: Ahmedabad

Handmade in India

Published Written,
1998
Exhibition catalog. Crafts Council: London

Picture showmen

Published Written,
1998
Essays. Marg publications: Mumbai

Other masters

Published Written,
1998
Essays. Crafts Museum: New Delhi

Ganga Devi

Published Written,
1997
Exhibition catalog. Mapin Publ.: Ahmedabad

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

Published Written,
1989
Exhibition catalog. Mapin Publ.: Ahmedabad

Dimensions of Indian Art

Published Written,
1986
Not stated. Agam Kala Prakashan: Delhi

Painted myths of creation

Published Written,
1984
Not stated. Lalit Kala Akademi: New Delhi

The master weavers

Published Written,
1982
Not stated. Pria Devi: Bombay

Utensils

Published Written,
1980
Exhibition catalog. Vechaar: Ahmedabad

Folk art and culture of Gujarat

Published Written,
1980
Exhibition catalog. Shreyas Prakashan: Ahmedabad

Jaina iconography

Published Written,
1978
Essays. Brill: Leiden

Art and rituals : 2500 years of Jainism in India

Published Written,
1977
Exhibition catalog. Sterling Publ.: New Delhi

Bavaji und Devi : Besessenheitskult und Verbrechen in Indien

Published Written,
1973
Essays. Europaverlag: Wien

Merits

1998 Prince Claus Award
1981-1983 Homi Bhabha Fellowship
1979-1980 The JDR 3rd Fund travel grant, New York
1972-1979 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Winthathur
1970-1972 Austrian Government Post-Graduate Scholarship

Prince Claus Award:
"Jyotindra Jain (1943, Indore) is a brilliant scholar and an innovator in the field of museology. Since taking over the directorship of the Crafts Museum in Delhi in 1984, he has used it as the vehicle for an extraordinary task: reviving traditional arts and handicrafts of India, including those from the tribal areas. Jyotindra Jain breaks down prejudices concerning crafts and art, tradition and modernity, ´low´ and ´high´ culture. Jain proposes and practises a different model, in which traditional and folk art co-exists and mingles with the modern, industrial present."

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

IN TRANSIT 06

Dance - Performance - Music

(24 May 06 - 04 June 06)

body.city

New Perspectives from India

(19 September 03 - 16 November 03)

Www

Article in Deccan Herald

"From gold to dust" (5 July 2010)