Category Archives: museum studies

Restoring Hindutva: Lift the Trident!

  Imagine riotous groups of men, clad in the Hindu ritualistic color of saffron, carrying tridents in hands. Imagine their faces wrought with anger and a purpose fuelled by collective emotions as each individual assumes his role of Lord Shiva- … Continue reading

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“Madam are you from Japan?”

“Madam are you from Japan?” For a moment I thought he was kidding me, but unfortunately he wasn’t! Just because I had stepped out of the airport with a friend from Manipur and distinct features, I was perceived to be … Continue reading

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Museum Studies 3- Sangrahalaya se parichaya

“So what is there worth looking at in the National Museum?” I was asked (very genuinely) by (an equally disinterested) relative of mine. At that moment, I knew she would not have the patience to have a dialogue on this, … Continue reading

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Sangrahalya se parichaya: An introduction to Museums and Museum Studies Part 2

A quick documentation of thought bubbles erupting in the auto-rickshaw: There is a need for change in our museums, yes, but not in seclusion. Change cannot be isolated, change has to be systemic, because things are connected in a complex … Continue reading

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Sangrahalya se Parichaya: An introduction to Museums and Museum Studies- part 1

Needless to say I am terribly interested in understanding museums, museums as both tangible and conceptual space. Museums the display, museums the experience, museums where history comes alive, museums where stories are reborn and recreated; Museums as centre of education, … Continue reading

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