Archives and Interviews

 Check out these interesting archival projects and public initiatives: 

Indian Memory Project

Traces the history of the Indian subcontinent via images in personal archives

The Museum of Material Memory

A digital repository of material culture of the Indian subcontinent, tracing family history and social ethnography through heirlooms, collectibles and objects of antiquity.

Childhood Publics 

Children's Photography Archive

exploring the relationship between childhood and public life

Basel Evangelical Mission

Browse missionary photographs from 19th and 20th century colonial India and Africa

Nepal Picture Library

A broad and inclusive visual archives of Nepalis social and cultural history

Samvidhan Live: The Jagrik Project

The Commutiny's public initiative for youth citizenship action

South Asian American Digital Archive

Documenting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories of South Asian Americans

Pratham StoryWeaver

An open access initiative to

read, listen, and translate multilingual stories for children

Memories of Everyday Childhoods 

De-colonial and De-Cold War Dialogues on Childhood and Schooling

Arvind Gupta Toys and Books

Science for Children

PARI: People's Archive of Rural India

A living archive of the rural

India, its people, and everyday life.

Exercise Book Archive

A growing collection of school

exercise notebooks from across the world.

Changing Childhoods

Childhoods in Britain and Turkey During the 1980s and 1990s





Blue Jackal

Tara Books

Yali Books

Karadi Tales

Tulika Books

Parag Reads

Kitaab World

Young Zubaan

PickleYolk Books

Mango DC Books

Children's Book Trust


Charmaghz : Kabul's first mobile library

The Community Library Project : Free public libraries for children and adolescents 

Pratham's Library in a Classroom

Persian/Farsi Children's Library

E-Pustakalaya OLE Nepal

Bright Star Mobile Library, Islamabad

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