Jyotika Sehgal

Biography

Jyotika Sehgal
(Painter, Prof. Dr.) is HOD, Department of Painting, College of Art, New Delhi, India. She acquired her Ph.D. through practice-based research in England and Delhi on the topic of An enquiry into ‘lingual to visual’ translation process as a form of trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural mediation. Springing from that her multilingual Book, “to reach you, I dream” was published by the Lecti Book Studio in 2018. She has presented her art-works, among other places, in Berlin and at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 
In India, she is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Yuva Mahotsav Award, the National Cultural Scholarship, Charles Wallace India Trust Award to England from the British Council and also the National Academy Award in Painting by Lalit Kala Akademi, India.
Jyotika mainly paints in Oils and Egg-Tempera and has studios in New Delhi and Berlin.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first poetic text you ever wrote?
Oh yes, poetry comes out automatically from within when you are in love. The first one was based as an urge around my beloved, later on for my daughter and then my responses to my life and so on.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I will be looking at what is available around the theme or concept of my present interest. After whatever catches my attention, be it the idea, the title or the cover page, I will go ahead and read a few sample pages. Hence decide if I want to read it further or not.
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Books

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Jap Ji Sahib: Manifestations of the Magnificent
Price: $22.00 USD. (Free until Nov. 22!) Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Sikhism
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A National 'Akademi' Award winning painter, Jyotika Sehgal in her poetic rendering of the holy text of Jap Ji Sahib of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji tries to lay open the spiritual, social, and psychological tenets of being human. Her lingual renderings, a precursor to her visual renderings into paintings of this marvellous text, are terse, versatile, and inventive, laced with analytical clarity.

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