Heritage Education

CBSE Micro-site

As a part of its programme to promote heritage education in schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)—the largest board of secondary education in India—collaborated with Sahapedia to develop a micro-site. 

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of the President of India, represents one of the greatest architectural projects of modern times. A unique fusion of Indian and Western classical architectural styles, the monumental building has a rich and complex legacy.

Yet its story, spanning colonial and post-Independence periods, has never been fully revealed.

Chhattisgarh Heritage

Sahapedia, in collaboration with the Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, has undertaken the project of documenting comprehensively the rich and diverse cultural traditions and natural heritage of the state. This involves preparing multi-media modules which include articles, interviews and documentaries of a wide range of cultural forms including oral epics, performing art and craft traditions etc.

Vernacular Architecture: In Conversation with Kaup Jagadish

Dr Kaup Jagadish is a civil engineer and former professor at Indian Institute of Science. Considered a pioneer in earth-based construction technology, he has experimented with earth construction in combination with newer construction materials, and has worked to bring back native earth construction techniques. In this interview, Dr Jagadish elaborates on the essence of native techniques of construction in earth from his experience of working in the field for over four decades.

Native Construction Materials: In Conversation with Ravindra Gundu Rao

Ravindra Gundu Rao specialises in heritage building conservation and mud architecture. Based in Mysore, Rao has worked on conservation and restoration of several architectural buildings and spaces. He has experience working with traditional materials and techniques involving lime, brick and earth. In this interview, Rao speaks at length about the various materials used with earth in earth-based constructions.