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We welcome and encourage historians, artists, researchers, videomakers, archivists or anyone else working on history and culture of South Asia to contribute content to etihas. Since etihas is meant for a general audience as well as specialists, we welcome a range of formats that could address to lay audience as well as formal students of history and culture. For example, we would like to feature unique topics in historical research by contemporary scholars which should be disseminated publicly, especially themes that can bring about positive change in people’s perceptions about society and our culture. One of the aims of etihas for instance is to show positive stories from our past which can inspire us to build a better present and future. This could include, for instance, unique examples of cultural and artistic diversity as well as co-existence in our society.

You could contribute an already edited video, a half-finished one, or even raw video footage that needs editing. The most important question in any case would be the copyright to the video or content being contributed. You should be clear about who owns the copyright and whether the permission has explicitly been taken from the original owner. For each contribution to etihas (whether recorded by our team or sourced from a third party) we sign an agreement about the use of the material. Currently our content is available publicly free of charge. But if etihas earns any revenues out of the hosted videos or content, the same would be shared with the contributor.
Normally, we are using the following types of videos or multimedia.

  1. Illustrated interviews with experts, historians
  2. Short documentary films
  3. Slideshow with commentary/music
  4. Audio podcasts
  5. Oral history recordings with senior citizens
  6. Video recordings of music or performing arts
  7. Recitation of poetry or prose from literature
  8. Found videos (review of an existing online video recording)
  9. Interactive map or audiovisual show

For contribution we usually require full HD digital videos (1920x1080). But if you have some older valuable material in other formats (such as analog video on tapes), we would be open to explore it. If your video is in a language other than English, we would need to put English subtitles on it.

Some notes on what you can expect to get out of your contribution to Ektara >>

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