12 Facts About Saryu Doshi


Saryu Vinod Doshi is an Indian art scholar, art historian, academic and curator, known for her erudition in Indian miniature paintings and Jain art.

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Saryu Doshi is the founder director of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and a former pro-tem chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

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Saryu Doshi is the author of several books including Masterpieces of Jain Painting, a monograph on selected Jain art pieces.

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Saryu Doshi was born in Mumbai, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra and did her schooling at Queen Mary School, Mumbai.

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Saryu Doshi served as a visiting professor of Art History and Culture at University of Michigan from January to April 1976 and returned to India and worked at the University of Pune for the first six months of 1978.

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Saryu Doshi had a stint at University of California, Berkeley in 1979, from March to June, as a visiting faculty.

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Saryu Doshi's researches have helped in the discovery of many Jain manuscripts from the fifteenth century.

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In 1996, Saryu Doshi was among the art enthusiasts who founded the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and served as the founder director of the institution.

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Saryu Doshi took over the pro-tem chairmanship of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1996 and held the post till 2002.

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Saryu Doshi has curated several art exhibitions in India and is a former editor of non-profit publishing house of Marg, which published several of her books.

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Saryu Doshi is a member of the advisory council of the India chapter of the Asia Society and has travelled extensively to deliver keynote addresses at several seminars in Europe, US, Africa and Asia.

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Saryu Doshi received the Woman Achiever Award from the Bombay West Ladies' Circle in 2001 and the Art Society of India honoured her with Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

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