Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,
But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.

- W. B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire

The appreciation of beauty and the aesthetic language are Bodhana’s driving forces.

Following this principle, the foundation undertakes many multifaceted endeavours to raise sensory awareness, which in turn can refine the consciousness to perceive art and its intricate norms better – be it in the field of painting, music, literature, cinema or performing arts. Moreover, art that seems significant only for its external value could also be researched for its varied psycho-socio-political and cultural and in some instances economic connotations, and even analysed deeper to grasp its aesthetic and metaphysical implications.

Founded in 2005 by Jesal Thacker, Bodhana Arts and Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, discerningly researches, documents and archives by using analytical methodologies. These three elemental as well as processual features are diligently applied on the subjects of art, artists and allied aspects. Consciously didactic in its approach, Bodhana also aims at inculcating the fundamentals of art in enthusiastic aspirants through various programs. Researching and archiving essential data procured from multiple sources and provenances, the foundation digitizes and organizes material on modern as well as contemporary artists. The collated material would go through a process of diligent and diaphanous abstraction to gradually concretise its path towards eventual publication.

Translation is another continuous pursuit that forms a salient feature of Bodhana. Writers from multiple disciplines have exclusively translated various English publications to Marathi as an outreach to a wider spectrum of interested people. In the same spirit, Bodhana also wishes to venture out abroad to extend itself to international readers in order to introduce them to indigenous local literature.

To sum it, Bodhana is a cultural institution in a quest towards this integrated process of creation, amalgamation and presentation, thus demonstrating a more holistic view of art for the society.