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recent Heritage Research:

Hampi Crafts and Communities

for Crafts Council of Karnataka, one of the India Digital Heritage (IDH) projects funded by Department of Science & Technology, GoI. As Project Researcher Krupa led the study to document living crafts of the Hampi region.

Malleswaram Accessibility Project

in collaboration with Jaaga for Department of Urban Land Transport. Project aim was to develop pedestrian and cycle friendly streets. Our contribution was neighbourhood socio-cultural hub identification. We engaged with Malleswaram community to understand people / places / objects they considered significant at neighbourhood level. We promoted the idea of linking these hubs as part of the area's non-motorised transport plan.

Heritage Information Management Package (HIMP)

Krupa and Pankaj worked with RSI Softech to conceptualise an Enterprise Resource Package that would aid site management and conservation. An applied research initiative of Saythu, it was aimed at large complex organisations like ASI that protect diverse sites scattered across the Indian region. The team developed and successfully  demonstrated HIMP as a 3d web based GIS portal.

Domes and Vaults of South India

Pankaj worked with Professor K S Jagadish (IISc) on his study on the development of domes and vaults in South India, both structurally and architecturally. The core research funded by INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) was published as a research monograph.  


Krupa undertook an independent research project, funded by INTACH-UK, to study and document the history and heritage of Whitefield Anglo-Indian settlement. One part of the study (built heritage research) was published in the international peer reviewed journal South Asian Studies. The oral history and narratives led to Whitefield and Neighbourhood Diaries. While the analysis laid the foundation for conference presentations and publications.



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