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Oral History Programme

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Oral History is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes or transcriptions of planned interviews. These interviews can be conducted with the eminent personalities of Delhi such as Statesmen, Government Officials, Writers, Freedom Fighters, Sportsmen, Scientists and other important personalities/ dignitaries of Delhi along with educationalist, social reformer, political personality, artist, scientist, peasants, labourers, technocrat etc. who have played a significant role in the development and transformation of the Capital City – Delhi. Their participation, memories, observation and perception of past events are need to be preserved as an oral record for future generation. These interviews will enable them to share their memories in their own words, with their own voices, through their own understanding of what happened and why.

With careful attention to preserving these recordings, the voices of our narrators will endure to speak for them when they are gone. The said recordings are envisaged to be collected and preserved for posterity. With this aim, the department has initiated Oral History Programme in August 2019 with a target of 100 recordings in collaboration with Centre for Community Knowledge, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi.