K.P. Jayasankar

Dr. K.P. Jayasankar is a retired Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He  is involved in media production, teaching and research. Jointly with Anjali Monteiro, he has made over forty documentaries and won several awards. Among their most recent awards are the Basil Wright Prize 2013 for So Heddan So Hoddan (Like Here Like There) and Jury’s commendation in the Intangible Culture category 2019 for A Delicate Weave at the Royal Anthropological Institute Festival, UK. Along with Monteiro, he was an invited artist at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, where Saacha (The Loom) was showcased as an installation. Prof. Jayasankar is a cameraperson, editor and graphic designer. He has mentored many student and fellowship documentary film projects as commissioning editor. He has written in scholarly journals and co-authored two books. He is a recipient of several fellowships, including the DAAD scholarship at Heidelberg University, the Howard Thomas Memorial Commonwealth fellowship at Goldsmith’s College, London, the Erasmus Mundus scholarship at Lund University and the Key Technology Partner scholarship at University of Technology Sydney. More about his work at http://www.monteiro-jayasankar.com/