Information about the archaeology of the Indus Valley civilization, and images from the British Raj. "The objective is archaeological - literally, in the case of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, metaphorically in its excavations of media from the Raj period."
Netaji Bhawan, Calcutta, where the museum, archives and library of Netaji Research Bureau are located, is the ancestral house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose owned and managed by the Bureau. Netaji is regarded as a national hero in India and widely respected in the whole of Asia for his struggle and sacrifice for the liberation of India and all Asian peoples and the establishment of an international order based on justice, friendship and cooperation. The house is a national shrine and visited by thousands of Indians, many Asians and people from across the world all the year round. The Netaji Research Bureau, founded by Dr Sisir Kumar Bose in 1957, is an internationally renowned institute of history, politics and international relations. Its Netaji Museum is the finest museum on the Indian independence movement.
South Asia: A Polyphonic History seeks to provide a synthesis and interpretation of the entire spectrum of modern South Asian history—social, cultural, economic and political. In the age of the great Mughal empire in India, some of the finest literary and artistic creations took the form of illuminated manuscripts, juxtaposing brilliant calligraphy with delicate miniature paintings. This site uses the technology of the 21st Century to recover the power of that aesthetic idiom in the creation of a polyphonic history, bringing to life through fonts and films, maps and music, visual images and voices, the rich and complex history of the South Asian subcontinent, home to more than a fifth of humanity.
South Asia: a polyphonic history is based on the work of Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal in Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy, 2nd ed. (London and New York: Routledge, 2004), a source to which we refer the reader for more in-depth textual information.
The history of the South Asian independence movement involved millions of people, directly, as witnesses, or indeed as conveyors of valuable first-hand accounts. We ask you to share with us these crucial reflections of individuals along with any memorabilia you might possess relating to these times. These human insights can bring to life the published record of documents and books on the era.
BRC is a registered non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, organization and dissemination of Tibetan literature. Using the latest technnological solutions, and a dedicated team of scholars, engineers, librarians, and technicians, TBRC aims to make the extraordinary literature of the Tibetan people available to all.