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Pupul Jayakar (September 11, 1915 — March 29, 1997) was an Indian cultural activist and writer, most known for her work towards the revival of traditional and village arts, handlooms and handicrafts in post-independence India, as well as organizing a series of Indian arts festivals in the 1980's in France, US and Japan that are "credited with popularizing Indian artistic achievements in the West". She was also a close friend and biographer to both the Nehru-Gandhi family and philosopher J Krishnamurti. Her closeness with three successive prime ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi, and appointment as cultural adviser to latter two, establish her cultural suzerainty, thus she "presided colossus-like over the country's cultural scene for nearly 40 years", founding numerous arts and crafts institutions and promoting talented artists, Indian arts and crafts through festivals and exhibitions all over the world.

In 1950, Jawaharlal Nehru, invited to study the handloom sector and workout plans for its revival, eventually she served as the Chairman of All Indian Handloom Board and Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation and played an important role in revival of Madhubani painting. She founded National Crafts Museum in 1956, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in 1984, which works for restoration of the monuments and their management, advocacy for heritage property conservation , and was a founder trustee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), established in 1985 and in 1990 founded the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour in 1967.

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Total Books: 17
Die Leidenschaft des Geistes
2004 - Die Leidenschaft Des Geistes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783896202161
ISBN-10: 3896202162

Krishnamurti Ein Leben in Freiheit
2003 - Krishnamurti Ein Leben in Freiheit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783929345186
ISBN-10: 3929345188

JKrishnamurti A Biography
2003 - Jkrishnamurti a Biography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140103434
ISBN-10: 0140103430
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

J Krishnamurti A Biography
1996 - J Krishnamurti a Biography [Arkana] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140195194
ISBN-10: 014019519X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

INDIRA GANDHI An Intimate Biography
1993 - Indira Gandhi an Intimate Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679424796
ISBN-10: 0679424792
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Indira Gandhi a Biography
1992 - Indira Gandhi a Biography (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140114621
ISBN-10: 0140114629
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Earth Mother Legends Goddesses and Ritual Arts of India
1990 - The Earth Mother Legends Goddesses and Ritual Arts of India (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062504050
ISBN-10: 0062504053
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

The earth mother
1990 - The Earth Mother (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780140123524
ISBN-10: 0140123520

Krishnamurti Biografia
1989 - Krishnamurti Biografia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789501711943
ISBN-10: 9501711943
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Krishnamurti A Biography
1988 - Krishnamurti a Biography (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062504043
ISBN-10: 0062504045
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Krishnamurti A Biography
1986 - Krishnamurti a Biography (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062504012
ISBN-10: 0062504010
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Textiles and Ornaments of India
1956 - Textiles and Ornaments of India (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780405015649
ISBN-10: 040501564X
Genre: Arts & Photography

Fire in the Mind
Fire in the Mind (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140251661
ISBN-10: 0140251669

Festival of India in the United States 1985-86
Festival of India in the United States 1985-86 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810909373
ISBN-10: 0810909375

Buddha The
Buddha The (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780861444618
ISBN-10: 0861444612