Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty

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Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
Born (1947-09-02) 2 September 1947 (age 75)
West Bengal
NationalityIndian
Other namesK.K. Chakravarty
Alma materPresidency College, Calcutta, Calcutta University, Harvard University
OccupationIAS (Retired), Art Historian & Educationist
SpouseMinati Chakravarty

Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty (in Bangla কল্যাণ কুমার চক্রবর্তী, Hindi कल्याण कुमार चक्रवर्ती) (born 2 September 1947) is an Indian historian, art historian, writer, action anthropologist, academician and administrator, known for his intercultural and cross-disciplinary research and activism. A retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1970 batch (retired 2007), he was appointed Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s federal fine arts academy, in 2013.

He has authored books on archaeology, rock art, art history, tribal issues, museology, public policy, philosophy of religion and art.

Early life[edit]

Chakravarty was born to an Indian Bengali Hindus family in West Bengal in 1947. His father was Hiralal Chakravarti, a historian, academician and civil servant. The family originally hailed from Bikrampur in Dhaka district, now in Bangladesh, and his father’s home was in Sunamganj District in Sylhet, now in Bangladesh. However, the family had lived in India, mostly Kolkata (then Calcutta) since the times of Presidencies and Provinces of British India.

Chakravarty lived in various towns of West Bengal and Kolkata during his childhood and in various cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh during his professional life, including Bhopal and Raipur. He has also lived in Boston, MA. He currently lives in New Delhi.

Education[edit]

Chakravarty had a liberal art education in Ballygunge Government High School, Calcutta. He Graduated with Honours in History from Presidency University, Kolkata in 1966 and obtained his Post Graduate degree in Modern History from University of Calcutta in 1968. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1970.

While in service, he went on to acquire a Graduate degree (M.P.A.) in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1985) & an A.M. (1987), and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (1992) from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Career[edit]

The major milestones in his career are,

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Gwalior Fort: Art, Culture & History by Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, Arnold-Heinemann on behalf of the Director, Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, 1984, 107p. ISBN 0391032232[12][13]
  • Walking With Siva: Cognitive Roots of Indian Art, Archaeology and Religion[14]
  • Art of India: Orchha[15][16]
  • Early Buddhist Art of Bodh-Gaya[17][18]
  • Traditional Water Management Systems of India, co-ed. with G.L. Badam (National Museum of Man, Bhopal and Aryan Books International, Delhi, 2005 and 2006 respectively).[19][20]
  • Text and Variations of The Mahabharata: Contextual, Regional and Performative Traditions (Samiksika Series No. 2) ed. by Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, National Mission for Manuscripts, IGNCA and Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2009.[21]
  • The Art of India Khajuraho[22][23]
  • Bhojapura Mandira: Samanvaya Kī Kalpanā[24]
  • Restoring Human Culture and Biospheric Environment: A New Museum Movement[25]
  • Indian Rock Art and Its Global Context[26][27]
  • भारतीय परिवार: मनुष्य के अस्तित्व के लिए वैकल्पिक सोच (The Indian Family: An Alternative Strategy for Human Survival)[28]
  • Bounteous Tree: Treasure of Indian Art and Culture (2 Volumes)[29][30]
  • Indigeneity: Culture and Representation by K.K. Chakravarty, G.N. Devy & Geoffrey V. Davis (Orient Blackswan, 2009)[31][32]
  • Voice and Memory: Indigenous Imagination and Expression by K.K. Chakravarty, G.N. Devy, Geoffery V. Davis (Orient Blackswan, 2011)[33]
  • Narrating Nomadism: Tales of Recovery and Resistance ed. by G.N. Devy, Geoffery V. Davis & K.K. Chakravarty (Routledge, 2013)[34]
  • Knowing Differently: The Challenge of the Indigenous ed. by G.N. Devy, Geoffery V. Davis & K.K. Chakravarty (Routledge, 2014)[35]
  • The Language Loss of the Indigenous ed. by G.N. Devy, Geoffery V. Davis & K.K. Chakravarty (Routledge, 2016).[36]
  • Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in The Arts, ed. by G.N. Devy, Geoffery V. Davis & K.K. Chakravarty (Routledge, London, 2015).[37][38]
  • Tattvabodha: Essays from the Lecture Series of the National Mission for Manuscripts Volume II ed. by Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty, National Mission for Manuscripts, IGNCA and Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2008.[39]

Honours/Awards[edit]

  • Ford Foundation and Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, Harvard University (1991–92)[40]
  • Kahn Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council, at Harvard University (1986–87) [40]
  • Mason Fellowship at J.F.K. School of Government, Harvard University (1984–85)[40][41]
  • Robbins prize in Indian Art Studies, Harvard University (1987) [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centurion University of Technology & Management, AP" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ Official Website CUTMAP
  3. ^ "National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi". Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  4. ^ "Profile at NUEPA Website". Archived from the original on 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  5. ^ NetIndian News Network
  6. ^ Times of India, News
  7. ^ Official Website Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  8. ^ IndiaTV News Item
  9. ^ Official Website Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
  10. ^ Official Website National Museum, New Delhi
  11. ^ Official Website National Museum Institute, New Delhi
  12. ^ Google Books: Gwalior Fort: Art, Culture & History
  13. ^ Amazon Gwalior Fort: Art, Culture & History
  14. ^ Amazon Walking with Siva: Cognitive Roots of Indian Art, Archaeology and Religion
  15. ^ Google Books Art of India: Orchha
  16. ^ Academia Art of India: Orchha
  17. ^ Google Books Early Buddhist Art of Bodh-Gaya
  18. ^ Amazon Early Buddhist Art of Bodh-Gaya
  19. ^ Academia Traditional Water Management Systems of India
  20. ^ Amazon Traditional Water Management System in India
  21. ^ Amazon Text and Variations of Mahabharata
  22. ^ Amazon The Art of India: Khajuraho
  23. ^ Google Books The Art of India: Khajuraho
  24. ^ Google Books Bhojapura Mandira: Samanvaya Kī Kalpanā
  25. ^ Google Books Restoring Human Culture and Biospheric Environment: A New Museum Movement
  26. ^ Google Books Indian Rock Art & Its Global Context
  27. ^ Amazon Indian Rock Art & Its Global Context
  28. ^ OCLC World Cat The Indian Family: An Alternative Strategy for Human Survival (Hindi)
  29. ^ Amazon Bountaneous Tree: Treasure of Indian Art and Culture (2 Volumes)
  30. ^ Goodreads Bounteous Tree Treasures in Indian Art and Culture
  31. ^ Amazon Indigeneity: Culture and Representation
  32. ^ Google Books Indigeneity: Culture and Representation
  33. ^ Amazon Voice and Memory: Indigenous Imagination and Expression
  34. ^ Amazon Narrating Nomadism: Tales of Recovery and Resistance
  35. ^ Amazon Knowing Differently: The Challenge of the Indigenous
  36. ^ Amazon The Language Loss of the Indigenous
  37. ^ Amazon Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts
  38. ^ Google Books Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts
  39. ^ Amazon Tattvabodha: Essays from the Lecture Series of the National Mission for Manuscripts Volume II
  40. ^ a b c d Academia CV: Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
  41. ^ Harvard Kennedy School Mason Fellowship

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