Jyotindra Jain


Jyotindra Jain is a Member of the International Advisory of the Humboldt Forum, a multi-arts complex in Berlin; a Tagore National Fellow; and Editor of Marg Publications, Mumbai. Prior to this, he has served as the Director of the National Crafts Museum (New Delhi); Professor of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi); and Member Secretary of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. He was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and a Rudolf-Arnheim Professor at Humboldt University (Berlin). An eminent scholar of Indian art and popular visual culture, Jain has extensively published in the areas of his specialisations, and curated exhibitions shown in some of the most prestigious cultural institutions and museums in India and abroad. He has received the Prince Claus Award for Culture in 1998, and the Cross of Merit—the highest civilian award of Germany—in 2018