Sepia Sutras

The Pioneer- March 13, 2015

A project of the French Institute of Pondicherry aims to collect old studio portraits from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry to document the socio-cultural issues that prevailed in the 19th century. Rupinder Kaur reports

With the ongoing fad of selfie sticks and digital cameras helping one document every minute of their life with random hashtags, the future generation of researchers would not face any hassles in figuring out the socio-cultural issues of our time. But the archivists at present have to dig out documents and photographs from various sources and locations to map what the scenario was like a over a century ago.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE


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