video magazine

What is Etihas

Why study history?

History for People

Why and What of Etihas

Who are we?

Links and Resources

The Magazine

Contribute to Etihas

Video Gallery

Folk and Oral History Archives (online and offline)
March 2016

At, we have started listing many archives of oral and indigenous histories and heritage, online as well as offline. Our first listing was presented in the previous issue (here), and now we present some more interesting archives and resources. We may also list some research methologies and useful links for archivists here. The list is not in any particular order, but will keep improving.

memoryMemory of the World (UNESCO)
"World's documentary heritage belongs to all, should be fully preserved and protected for all".

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Don Bosco Museum in Shillong is a major tourists' spot providing a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of North East India.

tribalTribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation

Regional Centre of Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute

ATALM annual conference on Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

jarawaJarawa's - India's richest community?

Celebrating Oral Poetries across the Planet
(Vocal and Verbal Arts Archives)

Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (UNESCO)

Sound & Picture ARchives for Research on Women

Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese

The Travelling Archive
The Travelling Archive is a shared space of listening to field recordings which come out of a journey through the rich and varied folk music of Bengal, covering mainly Bangladesh and the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

kashmirKashmir Oral History project

National Folklore Support Centre

World Music Archive: BBC Radio

mountainMountain Voices

Folklore of the Santal Parganas
An archive of oral histories made by Cecil Henry Bompas

Meghal River Basin Oral Histories, Gujarat, India
Cornell University

pankajPankaj Oudhia
Pankaj is a researcher documenting the traditional medicinal knowledge about Herbs and Insects in India.

Journal: Oral Tradition

More archives (from previous issue) on the next page >>

This list is in progress. Please let us know if you know of some good Oral history archive on the Internet which concerns us and we may have missed. Please if you find any dead links.

Connect with us on Facebook