New scholarship scheme to shed light on undocumented aspects of Indian culture : Newsdrum


New Delhi, Aug 06 (PTI) The InterGlobe Foundation has announced a three-month fellowship program and will select four individuals to present a holistic view of preserving lesser-known facets of Indian heritage, communities and practices.

The fellowship launched by the InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) – the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Enterprises – aims to “encourage new perspectives on India’s heritage, amplify local voices and conditions to help understand development driven by inheritance”.

It is available to liberal arts students and faculty members, researchers, journalists, architects, and freelancers. The deadline to apply for the scholarship program, starting November 1, is August 31.

“The InterGlobe Foundation focuses on the preservation and promotion of the culture and heritage of India. It believes in the importance of coming together to conserve the tangible and intangible heritage of India and to raise awareness among communities through multiple partnerships. The HERITAGE scholarships are a step in that direction,” its President Rohini Bhatia said in a statement.

The jury responsible for evaluating the scholarship proposals, awarding Rs. 1,50,000 each, is made up of historian Swapna Liddle, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Ratish Nanda, CEO of Cultre Vaibhav Chauhan and Rohini Bhatia.

InterGlobe Foundation’s heritage restoration projects include the delineation, conservation and cultural revival of the Mausoleum of Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan in Delhi; cultural mapping and documentation of 10 Indian cities; restoration of the ‘Indra Kund’ stepwell in Delwara; and research on the Qutub Shah Mausoleum in Hyderabad and the Lal Bagh Palace in Indore. PTI MG SMN

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