Sepia-toned Memories

TV veteran Jai Chandiram had an eclectic career graph to say the least,including an acting stint in the mid 80s,taking television to Indian villages while working with Satellite Instructional Television Experiment in Ahmedabad (SITE) and a 35-year-long career as the Director of Doordarshan.

Written by Swetha Ramakrishnan | Published: June 14, 2013 12:15:11 am

TV veteran Jai Chandiram had an eclectic career graph to say the least,including an acting stint in the mid 80s,taking television to Indian villages while working with Satellite Instructional Television Experiment in Ahmedabad (SITE) and a 35-year-long career as the Director of Doordarshan. Chandiram lost the battle to cancer recently,and to commemorate her life and works,IGNCA is holding screenings of two of her documentaries,Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal and Revelations and Soul Paintings: Elizabeth Saas Brunner and Elizabeth Brunner. “She was the Deputy Director of IGNCA during the ’90s. The screenings have been held in her honour,” says Pratapanand Jha,Director of Cultural Information. Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal explores the life and times of the famous photographer,from the late 1800s to the independence era. The 20-minute film graphs his contributions with extensively photographed archaeological sites and architectural monuments. Her second documentary is a series of interviews with Hungary-born,mother-daughter artist duo Elizabeth Sass and Elizabeth Brunner. They travelled to India in the 1930s and they were deeply influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. The screenings will be followed by a discussion on Chandiram’s contribution to film,media and television.

The films will be screened at IGNCA,Janpath today at 6 pm. For further details,contact: 23388155

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