Taking History Beyond the Classroom

The Hindu – 2 March 2017

French Institute of Pondicherry ties up with PondyART Foundation to exhibit digital archive of Tamil agrarian history

S. Senthalir

Interested in discovering the social history of a village life in the remote parts of the Tamil region while ambling along the sea side? Stop by the compound wall of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) to combine learning and leisure.

In an attempt to bring the research from within the walls of academics to the general public, IFP has collaborated with PondyART Foundation to exhibit the Digital Archive of Tamil Agrarian History (1650-1950).

From individual households to institutions, the researchers of IFP have dug out private documents that shed light on the historical treasures of Tamil Nadu.