My name is Ishaan Jajodia and I am the Founder of the The Mumbai Art Collective. I am currently a student, a member of the Class of 2020 at Dartmouth College.
I grew up in Mumbai, India, and I saw how the city treated its cultural heritage at large- it was more interested in making money and appropriating our beautiful art for its own uses. Having grown up exposed a fair bit to the arts, I’ve been very interested in the arts for a long time. I am also a photographer and recepient of the Thomas W. Gerber’43 Award for Excellence in Photojournalism at The Dartmouth, where I am a Staff Photographer.
In the summer of 2015, I worked with a former Indian royal who had an extensive family heirloom. In 2016, he reached out to me to see if I would be interested in helping him break up and auction off the entire collection. My time with the collection led me to believe that it held greater value as a whole, open to the public to view. I realised that the need of the hour was preservation and appreciation of what we already had- and that led me to start The Mumbai Art Collective. The Mumbai Art Collective, with the help of a brilliant team is publishing content through The Creative Process! We also organise events to encourage discussion and performance.
Through The Mumbai Art Collective, I branched out into publishing, under the Bombaykala imprint. With Bombaykala, I aim to change the way stories are told.
Find out more about me by browsing through these pages, and feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to know more.
Ishaan H. Jajodia