Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

On the last day of her visit to Dar es Salaam for the Asia in Africa conference, HaB principal investigator Yoko Inoue explored the fish market complex in Dar es Salaam, where she encountered several fascinating sights. For Yoko, the scenes at Dar es Salaam today hark back to the Tokyo fish markets of yore. … Continue reading Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

Event: Delhi Dialogues

The Centre for Community Knowledge in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will be organising Delhi Dialogues—an exhibition of photographs of everyday life in Delhi from the 1930s–1990s. Selected works of amateur photographers will be displayed under various themes that have emerged from the Delhi Visual Archive set up by the Centre for Community Knowledge. … Continue reading Event: Delhi Dialogues

Trilokpuri, Delhi: Oral narratives for a neighbourhood museum

Trilokpuri is a resettlement colony in Delhi that came up during the Emergency years (1975-76). We chose it as one of the neighbourhoods to explore and engage with for a Neighbourhood Museum for multiple reasons. The neighbourhood is infamous for being notorious. It has been the centre of attention due to its constant brush with … Continue reading Trilokpuri, Delhi: Oral narratives for a neighbourhood museum

Watch: Revisiting Delhi: From the Neighbourhood to the City

https://vimeo.com/222512810 In early 2017, the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK) at Ambedkar University, as a part of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) roundtable in Delhi, produced this process film, discussing the methodology and experience of putting together a  pop-up neighbourhood museum at Mehrauli. The film discusses the importance of these museums as repositories of … Continue reading Watch: Revisiting Delhi: From the Neighbourhood to the City

Rakhee Kalita Moral on the history of local self-governance in Nagaland

The traditional self-governance of the Nagas of Nagaland is reflective of the customary practices of the Nagas. All the 16 major tribes of Nagaland differ slightly in the way they run the administration of their villages and governance of the tribe. Among the Konyak Nagas for example, there was the concept of the ‘Angh’ or … Continue reading Rakhee Kalita Moral on the history of local self-governance in Nagaland

Field Notes: Women in the underground Nagaland freedom movement

Tiajungla Soyah of Longkhum Village, Mokokchung, Nagaland was born in 1936. She is the second of the 10 children (7 sons and 3 daughters). She is 81 years of age at present. The interview was done at Tiajungla’s home in Dimapur dated 15/9/2017. Only two people were present at the time of the interview. i.e, … Continue reading Field Notes: Women in the underground Nagaland freedom movement

Songhay Cowhide Patterns: Field notes from Gao, Mali

  Mohomodou Houssouba's field work in Gao has unearthed a new series of photographs of cowhide patterns and their names in Songhay. He has so far collected the Songhay words for approximately 75 different types of cow pattern, 30 different types of goat pattern, 6 different types of donkey patterns and while he has collected … Continue reading Songhay Cowhide Patterns: Field notes from Gao, Mali