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Saraswati Dalmia (1915—2010) was a scholar and a poet and belonged to the generation of women of the 30s who contributed to the struggle for independence in India. While she continued to do social service, in her poems she also encouraged and supported women to action with great intuition and intelligence. Her inspirational writing in Hindi evolved new forms in prose and poetry. After her marriage to the industrialist R.K. Dalmia she also established a trust for the promotion of research and writing. In her evolution as a significant writer, at a time when women were not encouraged to enter the public domain, her life acts as a beacon for the struggle to survive against tremendous odds.
This scholarship has been established with a donation by her daughter Yashodhara Dalmia, an art historian and an independent curator based in New Delhi. She has written widely on art and her several publications include Amrita Sher-Gil – A Life (Penguin/Viking, 2006), which is a comprehensive account of the life of one of India’s first modern artists. Her book The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives (Oxford University Press, 2001), is regarded as the definitive account of a seminal phase of Indian art history.
Application can be done online only.
There is no facility to save the scholarship application as you go or to amend the application once it is submitted. Please prepare the information in advance, being sure to refer to the specific scholarship criteria on the Scholarships website, before completing the form.
This application must ONLY be completed if you are commencing your MPhil/PhD History of Art and Archaeology in September 2016 at SOAS. If you are currently enrolled on your first year of the full-time (or part-time equivalent) MPhil/PhD History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, you must complete a different scholarship application, which is available on the scholarships website (http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/saraswati-dalmia-scholarship.html).
++ Notes to applicants for the Saraswati Dalmia Scholarship
• full-time OR part-time MPhil/PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology (new admissions), which involves undertaking research in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art. Applicants currently enrolled on the first of the full-time (or part-time equivalent) MPhil/PhD will also be considered but will not be given preference.
• Open to Home/EU and overseas applicants.
• Applicants are expected to have an outstanding academic record, usually a 2.1 or first in their undergraduate degree and must normally possess or expect to be awarded a Merit or Distinction in their Masters Degree.
• Applicants must have AN OFFER OF ADMISSION to the MPhil/PhD programme in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
• Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2016.
• In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must have demonstrated in the research proposal of your application for admission that your research is in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art.
Scholarships application deadline
The closing date is 17:00 (UK local time) 29 January 2016. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a complete scholarship application by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will be deemed invalid.
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