CV: Charu Smita Gupta, PhD

Brief Bio-Data

Name: Charu Smita Gupta, PhD

Permanent Address:

Mailing Address: Dr. Charu Smita Gupta
Deputy Director
Office: National Resource Center
National Institute of Fashion Technology,
M/O Textiles, Govt. of India,
Haus Khas New Delhi 110-016

Residence: 1601 Pataudi House, Daryaganj,
New Delhi 110002

Phone: Office: 91-011-685 1456 [direct]; 91-011-6965080; 6964771 ] ext.412; Residence: 91-011- 3257067
Fax: Office: 91-011-6851198


I possess a doctorate degree in Museology from Calcutta University and Master of science degree in Social Anthropology from Delhi University.

Professional Experience:

Work Experience/ professional expertise in fashion resource/museum collection management, research/ documentation, education nearly 26 years



As an academic scholar I have authored

As Academic Visitor to Victoria and Albert Museum, London -1990

Experience related to activities at NIFT:

Other important assignments are as below:


Chronological sequence of the publications:

A. Books

" Zardozi: Glittering Gold Embroidery", Abhinav Publication, New Delhi,1996

Chapter in Book
"Cultural vision for the tribal Fashions : a journey through the millenium", chapter in the book Evolving Trends in Fashion, The NIFT Millenium Document-2000, NIFT New Delhi, 2000,pp.17-26

B. Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

Year 2001

Gupta Charu Smita, "Skilled Human resource", in Fashion & Beyond January 2002,pp3-7.

"Buying House An Intrinsic Component of The Fashion Industry" in Fashion & Beyond, Jan. 2002, pp32-33

"Juki comes to India", in Fashion & Beyond, December, 2001, pp 39-41.

"Body Wraps of Tribal India", in Fashion & Beyond, November 2001, p32-36.

"Khadi", in Indarama, Oct-Dec2001

"Khadi ek achran ya Upbhokta Abhiruchi", in Fashion & Beyond, October 2001, p.3

"Fashion, Accessories, Packaging: The millenium Blend of Tribal Arts and Crafts", in Fashion & Beyond, August 2001, p18-23.

"Fashion Trends Inspired by Traditions", in Indrama, July-Sep.2001. vol.xxvi no.3, pp34-38

"Fashion Shows: Concepts and Promotion", in Fashion & Beyond, May/June 2001, pp12-16

Year 2000

Gupta Charu Smita, " The Weaves of Antiquity", in Discover India, November 2000, pp 48-50

" Linkage of the Traditional Skills to the Main Stream Fashion: A Social Responsibility", in Fashion and Beyond, May 2000, PP 44- 47.

" Fashion Rajasi Shan Shaukat ki Pratik Zardozi", in Roopayan Amar Ujala( newspaper), 21st April,2000,p.1

"Enterproneurship Challenges and opportunities: The Journey to the New Vistas", in Fashion and Beyond, Feb.2000, pp.21-28

Year 1999

"Expressions and experience", in Fashion and Beyond, December,1999, pp.65-66

"Foundation course-99 from Tradition to Modernity", in Fashion and Beyond, August 1999, pp.14-15

"NIFT- The Premier Human Resource Development Institute in Asia for Fashion", in Fashion and Beyond, August ,1999, pp.62-63

"Muhare, the Images of God", in India Perspective, March,1999

Year 1998

"Ganjifa the Tradition of Gambling in India", in Discover India, October 1998,pp.

Year 1997

" Crafts; Discover India: Destination, Andhra Pradesh", in Discover India, November,1997, pp.59-63

" Dance Language and Cultural affinity", in IWAC, Nov-Dec,1997

"Art Criticism -the value Based Judgement", in IWAC, July,1997

"Hari Prakash Tyagi: Visionary Delights", in India Perspective, July,1997, pp.28-31

"Art Among Youth", in IWAC, January-February,1997

Year 1996

"Cultural Genesis of Craft Influence: Madhya Pradesh – A Window", in IWAC, October,1996, p.5

"Art and Artists", in Hindustan Times Saturday Magazine, 22nd June,1996, p.4

" Role of Craft in social Change", in IWAC, April, 1996

"Crafts Technique Redescribed", in IWAC, March,1996

Gupta Charu S. " Caste Among Muslim Zardoz of Delhi: A Study of and Occupational Culture and Subgroup Identity",
S. Mitra Channa in Man in India, vol.76(2), pp.103-113

Reviews of following books in IWAC

Gupta Charu Smita October 1996

Year 1995

"Bundelkhand Lok Kala", in IWAC, June,1995

Khan M.& Charu S.Gupta "Kuldevatas: Manifested forms in Metal", in India Magazine, March 1995,pp.50-58

Gupta Charu Smita Reviews of following books In IWAC

December 1995

March 1995

Year 1994

Khan M.& C.S.Gupta "Iron craft of Bastar", in India Magazine, October,1994,pp.43-50

Gupta Charu Smita "Toys as a Media of International understanding", in IWAC, September,1994

" Interrelation Between Toys and Indian Culture", in IWAC, August,1994

Reviews of following books in IWAC


Year 1993

"Ladki Ki Akratiyon mein chipi kala ka parkhi", in Hindustan Ravivasriya, 6th June, 1993

Year 1992

"The Carpet Spreading Glitter and Gold'', in India Magazine, December,1992

"Keet Pankhon Se Alankaran", in Saptahik Hindautan, 28th June-4th July,1992

"Admist Golden Sands", in Hindustan Times, 26th April1992

"Peetal Par Nakkashi'' in Jansatta, 26th April,1992

Year 1991

"Sunahare Taro SE Saji Hai Poshaken; Angiya ho ya Angarkha", in Saptahik Hindustan, 8th-14th December, 1991

"Muddu Kungle Chire", in Saptahik Hindustan, 6th -12th October,1991

"Purna Ras Hai Raslila", in Jansatta, 10th September,1991

Reviews of following book in India Magazine,October 1991

Year 1990

"Madhubani Chitran Mein Tantra", in Saptahik Hindustan, 25th February- 2nd March 1990

Year 1989

Reviews of following book in Eastern Anthropoogist, vol.42, no.4, October-November,1989

Year 1987

"Utsah aur Asvad ki Rekhayen", in Saptahik Hindustan, 18th October -24th October,1987

Year 1986

"Madhubani – the Religious Folk Idiom", in Times of India, 31st January,1986

Zardozi: Gold Thread San's Silver lining (photos), in Times of India,20th September,1986

Year 1985

"Mran may mein Pashu rupakar", in Samkalin kala, No. 5, November,1985"

Sujani – The Fine needle work of Bihar", in India Magazine, vol.v, June 1985

"The Evolution of Sarees", in Times of India, 21st December,1985

"Shaal", in Times of India, 21st December,1985

"Religion and Culture", in Pravanam,1985

"Pithoro ek Adivasi Chitrakala", review article in Vama, February,1985

Year 1984

"Socio Ritual Significance of the Decorative Art in Traditional Dwelling", in Rooplekha, 1984

"Zari ki Karigari", in Vama, vol.16, July, 1984

Year 1983

"Museum an Ulterior View An ideology', in Journal of Indian Museum, vol.xxxix.1983

"Traditional Indian Furniture", in Crafts Bulletin, vol.5, 1983

Year 1982

"Icons, Temple bells, Incense & Lamps – A fusion of Artistry with utility", in India Magazine, March 1982

Year 1980

Tavli Tavla "The Tribal Pottery in Chota Udaipur", in Terracotta, March 1980

Reviews of following book, in Eastern Anthropologist, vol.33,no.3,1980

Year 1977

"Wall Paintings in a Gujarati village', an Appraisal of folk Traditions", in Folklore, November, 1977

"Jajmani System in Urban Metropolis", in Social Change, March 1977

Year 1976

"Changing Content of Dyadic Relations", in Research Proceedings, February,1976