Heritage cannot be preserved unless people value it. However, the perspective of local communities or practitioners of heritage is often not heard or documented. The local communities thus become indifferent to their own heritage. Our e-heritage initiative developed in collaboration with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation (IHCN-F) is an effort to see local history and living traditions through the eyes of the community using digital means.

The e-heritage programme began in 2013 with Old Delhi or Shahjahanabad area as its first pilot area. Young residents of Old Delhi are trained in survey and documentation of their own heritage and the information is made available through the website: www.olddelhiheritage.in

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