War and Piece

Smriti Daniel

Shanaathanan returns to war-torn Jaffna as artist, curator and visual archivist

Memory vs Forgetting

Archives, impersonal and official, come to life thanks to new technology and the efforts of a few dedicated men and women

Study of an Archive Photographer

Pablo Bartholomew seeks to recover a forgotten way of seeing by revisiting his work on Bombay done 25 years ago

Calcutta Once and Forever

An archive offers images of the city in the 19th and 20th centuries on everything from matchboxes to record covers

A Tawaif’s Tale

Vikram Sampath on the challenges of researching a book on 20th century singer Gauhar Jaan.


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