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Pheroza Godrej

Overview

Phiroza Godrej
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Pheroza Godrej

Biography

Pheroza Godrej - Art-historian, environmentalist and writer. Her literary career co-relates history, travel, painting and studies of British artists in India (1690-1930).

The publications which she has co-written or co-edited include, Scenic Splendours: India through the Printed Image; Under the Indian Sun, Bombay to Mumbai - Changing Perspectives; A Zoroastrian Tapestry: Art, Religion and Culture and Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists - Paintings and Drawings from the Victoria and Albert Museum - 17th to the early 20th Century, including an exhibition and seminar for the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai (CSMVS - formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India).

She is closely associated with the CSMVS, Museum Society of Bombay, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

A reputed curator and Director of Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, which she founded in 1971, Pheroza Godrej is also President of the National Society of the Friends of the Trees, the main focus of which is the promotion of greenery and environment education.