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Art history educator

Pramod Chandra, Indian art history educator. Recipient Bharat Kala Bhavan award Banaras Hindu University, India; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1976-1980.


Chandra, Pramod was born on November 2, 1930 in Varanasi, India. Son of Moti and Shanti (Devi) Chandra. came to the United States, 1964.


Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bombay, 1964.


Assistant curator, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay, 1954-1960;curator art and archaeological sections, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, 1960-1964;associate professor, University of Chicago, 1964-1971;professor, University of Chicago, 1971-1980;George P. Bickford professor Indian and South Asian art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1980. Founder, director Center for Art and Archaeology, American Institute Indian Studies,1965-1971. Founder, president American Committee South Asian Art, 1963-1971.

Honorary advisor on archaeology and music Government of Madhya Pradesh, India. Guest curator Sculpture of India exhibition National Gallery Art, Washington, 1985.



Married Mary Carmen Lynn, 1981. Children: Abhijit, Sasanka.

Moti Chandra

Shanti (Devi) Chandra

Mary Carmen Lynn

Abhijit Chandra

Sasanka Chandra