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K. K. Chakravarty


K. K. Chakravarty (M.P.A. in Public Administration & Ph. D. in Fine Arts, Harvard) is Chairman, Lalit Kala Academi, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and Chancellor, NUEPA, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Retd. from the IAS in the rank of Secretary, Govt. of India.

A distinguished scholar in the field of Education, Cultural Studies, Heritage and Museum Administration, Art and Archeology. Held charges of Managing Director, Text Book Corporation, Chairman, Board of Secondary Education, Chairman, Professional Entrance Examination Board, Director, Public Instruction in the Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Additional Chief Secretary for University, School, Technical Education and Science and Technology in the Government of Chhattisgarh. Won award for Madhya Pradesh in non formal education and steered a community participation movement for strengthening school infrastructure in Madhya Pradesh. Mobilized national and local intellectual resources for re-writing text books in Chhattisgarh.

Developed programmes for building bridges between education and culture, with a focus on the rooted ness of community culture in the management of natural and human resources, in the capacity of Commissioner, Archaeology, Museums, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, at Bhopal, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Man), Bhopal, Director General, National Museum, Delhi and Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Kala Kendra (National Centre for Arts), Delhi in the Ministries of Human Resource Development, Tourism and Culture, Government of India.

Apart from being Chancellor NUEPA, he is Chairman, National Screening and Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, for exhibitions sent abroad, Vice Chairman of the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management and Advisor Art, Culture and Language, Govt. of Delhi. He is also Chairman, Bhasha Trust at Vadodara, Member, Governing Boards of several central and state universities and Advisor to several state governments and national cultural institutions.

Invited member, International Advisory Board, the Continuum Advances in Semiotics Series, London and New York. Has been member of the Editorial Boards, Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, and UNESCO Journal on Intangible Heritage, Seoul. Extensively published on Art and Architecture, Rock Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museology, Conservation, Education and Indology with a focus on issues of marginalization and bio cultural survival of communities. Has organized and participated in International Conferences and Exhibitions in these areas. Has led a movement on national and international platforms for regeneration of community habitats, knowledge systems, heritage, arts and re invention of colonial cognitive categories.

Recent volumes edited or co edited by him on issues of Indigeneity and Survival of Indigenous Languages and Cultures have been published by Orient Blackswan, and are being published by Routledge.





Educational, Cultural, Heritage Studies. Culture in Development



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