Prof Jyotindra Jain

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    Jyotindra Jain is an Indian art and cultural historian and museologist. A scholar on folk and ritual arts of India, he was the Director of the National Crafts Museum, New Delhi, Member Secretary and Professor (Cultural Archives), at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, and also Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His teaching and research encompass the entire breadth of folk and tribal art, Indian popular visual culture, ritual dynamics and cultural institutions of the 19th and 20th centuries.  He has published a number of books on Indian folk art, including, 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.

    He has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a Homi Bhabha Fellow and a former Professor of Arts & Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University; Rudolf Arnheim-Visiting Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and was awarded the Prince Claus Awards in 1998.