Professional papers
Part of:
  • Aditya Prakash (archive creator)

Professional papers


circa 1950-2008

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 1,135 photographic materials Approximately 561 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    16 ephemera
    4 artefacts
    3 books
    3 serials
    2 sound recordings
    0.89 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:

The Professional papers series, circa 1950-2008, records the professional activities of Aditya Prakash throughout his career up until his death in 2008. His work in architecture, art, photography, academia and theatre are documented through textual records, drawings, photographic materials, ephemera, books, serials and sound recordings.

The earliest materials in this series show Prakash’s interest in architectural photography early in his career through photographs, slides, and negatives taken by him. These materials, dating from before 1970, show most prominently his projects, people, villages and cityscapes. Materials dating from after 1968 show Prakash’s move into academia and his solo architectural career. During this time, the records document Prakash’s research interests on subjects such as urbanization, Chandigarh, the Modular and the environment, through drawings, newspaper articles, government and committee reports, correspondence and presentation materials. Likewise, his teaching is recorded through overhead transparencies, drawings and notes. The series also shows Prakash’s involvement in the professional community, including event photographs, correspondence and records documenting conferences, events and his discussion group Our Get Togethers. Correspondence with architect Charles Correa and frequent letters between Prakash and writer Mulk Raj Anand are of note here.

Apart from his architectural career, Prakash’s work as a modern artist is well recorded through drawings, sketchbooks, and photographic reproductions of his art, mostly dating from after 1980. His interest in art as well as his community involvement are documented through exhibition ephemera, correspondence, and exhibition reviews and writings on his artwork. His role as the president of the Lalit Kala Akademi is also documented through publications, event photographs and correspondence. Finally, Prakash’s involvement in theatre, specifically with his amateur theatre troop Abhinet, is captured through scripts, photographs of performances and play reviews.
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Materials in the Professional papers series have been compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession are arranged chronologically from earliest to most recent. Some materials have been separated into multiple folders for preservation purposes. The date range recorded for these folders represents the materials as a whole, across all related folders, rather than just the material within an individual folder.
Conditions governing reproduction:
  • Copyright is held by Vikramaditya Prakash. His permission must be sought before reproductions can be made outside of the scope of the CCA’s activities.
Language of material:
  • English
  • Hindi

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