The founder and curator of Chitrashala is Sumant Batra.

Sumant is a corporate and policy lawyer of global eminence; writer, poet and columnist; has authored various papers; and contributes articles to a number of publications including newspapers. His other creative initiatives include setting up of a boutique hotel. He is senior international consultant to the IMF, World Bank Group and OECD. He has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Rated as India's No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500 consistently for 7 years, his contributions to the reforms of Indian insolvency system are well-recognised. Sumant has held/holds leadership positions in prestigious multi-lateral, global and national organisations. He is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. To find out more about Sumant, please visit,

In curating the Museum, Sumant has received invaluable assistance from Aanchal Malhotra, an artist, originally from Delhi, now living and working in Montreal. Aanchal graduated from OCAD University, Toronto, with a BFA in Printmaking and Art History and is also the recipient of the OCAD University Medal in Printmaking, Dhiraj Jain has contributed his photographic and designing skills in cataloguing the content of the Museum. Prerona Basu, Meenakshi Singh and Puja Sethi have assisted in writing the series of essays and captions. The website has been designed by Infomedia Web Solutions.