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Harpal Sodhi

<p><strong>About the Author</strong></p> <p><strong>Dr.Harpal Sodhi<em> is </em></strong>a citizen of U.S.A. <em>She </em>was born on 14<sup>th</sup> February, 1954 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. She had a royal childhood in Jabalpur, lived in a huge house with a front garden and lawn and a kitchen garden, a poultry farm, a table tennis room and a badminton court. There were servants for cooking, cleaning and gardening. Her Mother, Mrs. Sukhbir was a pious lady and involved in social work. Her father Prit Paul Singh Bambah was a civil engineer, law qualified and an author.</p> <p>Dr. Harpal has the potential of harboring a number of creative activities. Her quest for attaining knowledge made her multi-dimensional. She is an artist, a teacher, an author, a Sitar player and a &lsquo;Reiki-Master&rsquo;. All these aspects complement each other and enhance her knowledge and ability to give birth to her creativity in various fields.</p> <p>Dr. Harpal Sodhi did her Master of Arts in English and M.A. Drawing &amp; Painting. She is a Ph.D. in Fine Art (Drawing &amp; Painting). Some of her achievements are:</p> <p><strong>Awards and special mention:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>First Prize &ndash; Exhibition &ndash; 1974 &ndash; M.H. College, Jabalpur.</p> </li> <li> <p>Bhathe Khande Sitar competition First Prize 1975 and 1976 Jabalpur.</p> </li> <li> <p>Second Prize &ndash; Art Competition- Ladies Club &ndash; 1982, Nasik.</p> </li> <li> <p>Gujarat State Award, Music Art Competition First Prize &ndash; 1986.</p> <p><strong>Group Exhibitions: more than 25 </strong></p> <p><strong>Solo Exhibitions:</strong> Jabalpur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Canada and New Jersey-Edison, USA.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Research:</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Creative activity in the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Maqbool Fida Husain: An Analytical Study.</p> </li> <li> <p>&lsquo;Art Appreciation&rsquo; from National Museum Institute, New Delhi.</p> <p><strong>Published Works</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Master Minds: Creativity in Picasso&rsquo;s &amp; Husain&rsquo;s Paintings (Book).</p> </li> <li> <p>Spiritual versus of Sheikh Farid, 2005 (Book)</p> </li> <li> <p>.Dr. Harpal Sodhi is a humanitarian and often volunteers in non-profit organizations to serve humanity.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;sodhiharpal@yahoo.com</p> </li> </ul>