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Deepika Sorabjee

Deepika Sorabjee
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A doctor and writer, Deepika Sorabjee has been the head of the arts and culture portfolio of the Tata Trusts since 2014, where she works on initiatives related to conservation, art education and the performing arts.

Sorabjee received an MBBS from Grant Medical College and the Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. Since graduating, she has worked primarily in the arts. Her writing on contemporary art has appeared in publications such as TAKE On ArtOpen MagazineLivemintThe Indian Quarterly and Critical Collective. In 2011, she received a post-graduate diploma in Indian aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai. For the next two years, she worked in art conservation at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Conservation Lab, before joining the Tata Trusts.

Sorabjee has been a member of several juries, boards and committees. She was a selector for the Mumbai Film Festival’s international competition section from 2012 to 2014. She is a founder-trustee of the Mumbai Art Room and has been a representative of the Tata Trusts on the board of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya since 2015. In 2020, she was also on the jury of the JCB prize for literature.

At the time of writing, Sorabjee lives and works in Mumbai.