Tune in to a fascinating live session – led by Professor Suresh Chabria – that delves into the distinctly beautiful art form of Indian Miniature Paintings. Accompanied by a visual presentation which will feature several images of exquisite paintings, Prof. Chabria will introduce a few of the most important schools of Indian miniature or book painting and comment on their subject, themes and artistry.
Suresh Chabria taught Political Science at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, before joining the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, as Professor of Film Appreciation. He was Director of the National Film Archive of India, during which period he initiated several restorations and programming events showcasing Indian film heritage in India and abroad. He has published numerous articles on cinema and his book, Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema 1912-1934, is considered the most authoritative publication on the subject. Curator of Film Appreciation programs for over four decades, he specializes in the relation of film with the other arts. He was on the Advisory Committee of the National Museum of Indian Cinema and the Advisory Board of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. In recent years he has travelled extensively to the major centres of Indian miniature painting to study outstanding examples of the tradition in public and private collections in India and abroad. He has delivered talks on different aspects of the subject in several important institutions.Read more