Seminar Schedule


Seminar Schedule, 19th November 2016

9:00 to 9:45 am


9:45 to 10:00 am

Welcome Note - Darshan Shah

Introduction to the Seminar - Mayank Mansingh Kaul
(Rosemary Crill, introduced by Mayank Mansingh Kaul, will be introducing the speakers and panelists for the seminar)

10:00 to 10:45 am

Keynote Address - Jyotindra Jain

Colonial Art Forms of the 19th and early 20th Century Bengal: Situating the Baluchar

10:45 to 11:30 am

Presentation - Tulsi Vatsal

Baluchar Saris: Elegance and Enigma

11:30 am to 12:00 noon


12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Ruby Pal Chowdhury, Kasturi Gupta Menon, B Paul

The Baluchari in Bengal
(Moderated by Mayank Mansingh Kaul)

1:00 to 2:00 pm


2:00 to 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Jasleen Dhamija, Naseem Ahmed

The Baluchari in Benaras
(Moderated by Monisha Ahmed)

3:00 to 3:30 pm


3:30 to 4:15 pm

Presentation - Ritu Sethi

Reviving Craft in India: Contemporary Questions and Concerns

4:15 to 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks - Darshan Shah

4:30 pm onwards

Walk-through of the exhibition

5:00 pm

Cultural Programme - The Story of the Baluchar, performed through narration, puppetry and dance

Field Trips to Bishnupur
1st trip – Sunday 20th November 2016 & Monday 21st November 2016 &
2nd trip – Saturday 26th November 2016 & Sunday 27th November 2016

Weavers Studio
Weavers Studio
Weavers Studio