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Nina Sabnani

As an artist and storyteller, Nina Sabnani employs film, illustration and writing to tell her stories. Nina's research interests include exploring the dynamics between words and images in storytelling. Her work in film and illustrated books seeks to bring together animation and ethnography.

She graduated in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and received a Master's degree in film from Syracuse University, New York, which she pursued as a Fulbright Fellow in 1997.

Her doctoral research at the IDC focused on Rajasthan's Kaavad storytelling tradition. After teaching for two decades at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Nina has made Mumbai her home.

Currently, she is Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.

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