The Indian Memory Project
June 1, 2012 7:21 PM   Subscribe

The Indian Memory Project "is an online, curated, visual and oral-history based archive that traces a personal history of the Indian Subcontinent, its people, cultures, professions, cities, development, traditions, circumstances and their consequences." See for example, Sarees, or Migration.
posted by dhruva (4 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
This website is great. I like the idea of using a more informal tone to explain these old family photos and the stories behind them. It's obvious that there is a modicum of editorial judgment being exercised as well. I'm looking forward to more posts.
posted by anewnadir at 7:51 PM on June 1, 2012

I am not near my photographs that I 'inherited' the caretaking of, but would love to start thinking about the stories to be shared. One of my regrets is not having captured my grandfather's stories before Alzheimer's took him away. I can already see the first photograph, taken in 1940, in Rangoon, with my father in his mother's arms, a toddler who lost an eardrum when Burma was bombed in WW2.
posted by infini at 10:58 PM on June 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

This is very very interesting. Fascinating post -- thank you!
posted by peacheater at 8:10 AM on June 2, 2012

Thank you!
posted by mysticreferee at 8:53 PM on June 6, 2012

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