Based in Delhi-India, The South Asia Chapter of ENGAGE Network is coordinated by PRAXIS, the Delhi-based NGO.
Regional Hub Team
Coordinator: PRAXIS India
Mr. Tom Thomas, Hub Coordinator
Mrs. Anusha Chandrasekharan
CEPT: Dr. Jigna Desai
School of Planning & Architecture (Delhi)
Mrs. Anjali Mittal
The India Hub runs a series of research investigations and public engagement activities for the study, analysis of policy advocacy of ‘Humanitarian Heritage’ in South Asia as a human-centric approach to cross-community, country, region collaborations around community heritage.
We develop and link knowledge transfer between the ENGAGE Network's international partners and investigators and enable collaborative workshops with stakeholders, research partners and community representatives from regional chapters. These workshops will explore research methodologies, approaches and challenges to the models of partnership hubs.
The workshops are designed to operate a number of engagements, meetings and focus group interviews to map local and regional perspectives in the co-design and co-production of heritage research priorities, challenges and creative solutions, as part of the ENGAGE Network's research agenda, methodology and delivery plan. ENGAGE enables and facilitates collaborative research with partners and stakeholders in the global south to investigate strategies to counter cultural conflict rhetoric through inclusive education, heritage-centred growth, rural development and infrastructures of peace. The multi-disciplinary team includes specialists from politics, social sciences, human rights, heritage, tourism, archaeology, architecture, economics, museums and education.
This section will report on the evolving case studies analysis and projects.
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ENGAGE-India Paper 1 - Chhara assertion of heritage
Chhara assertion of heritage: Subverting
mainstreamed notions of morality, legality
Authors: Anusha Chandrasekharan, Ananyaa Gaur, Ishani Ghorai,
Sandeep Virmani, Chair, Panel on Conserving Humanitarian Heritage
Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan's first woman architect, speaks about the Makli Model
Egyptian architect Dr May al Ibrashy speaks about the Athar Lina initiative
Muzaffar Ansari, Chanderi's famous tourist guide, talks about community mobilisation around heritage
Artist and researcher Dr Madan Meena speaks about the heritage of the Kalbeliya community
Dance historian Swarnamalya Ganesh talks about the history of Sadir performances
Visual artist and ethnographer Rajyashri Goody talks about documenting Dalit heritage through food
Gouthami, Chair, Panel 2: Subaltern Heritage: Redefinitions and Appropriations
Gunjal Ikir Munda, Adivasi activist from Jharkhand, talks about the Akhra and dance as heritage
Friday October 9, 2020
(2:00 PM – 6:30 PM IST/ 9.30 AM – 2.00 PM BST)
Saturday October 10, 2020
(11:30 AM – 5:30 PM IST/ 7.00 AM – 1.00 PM BST)