25 Nov 2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
Bengaluru , Karnataka
Gandhi bazaar is a magical little marketplace in the heart of
26 Nov 2017 - 15:00 to 16:30
Delhi , New Delhi
We all understand modern art to be marked by a significant
26 Nov 2017 - 14:30 to 17:00
Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh
The story of the queen who became a symbol of Indian resistance


Institutional Archives

Institutional Archives
Cover of an issue of NCPA Quarterly



The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai, dedicated to the preservation of India’s classical and folk arts, has a rare collection of articles by well-known scholars of performing arts.

Sahapedia collaborated with NCPA to digitise the copyright-free articles that appeared in its Quarterly Journal, published between September 1972 and March 1988. The articles include obituaries, people writing as artistes, scholarly articles on various aspects and development of performing arts of India and South Asia and reports on theatre workshops.

These articles can now be accessed by a wider audience through Sahapedia’s library section.


National School of Drama

India has a rich theatre tradition and there have been extensive documentation efforts around it in recent times. But there is a need to integrate nation-wide institutional and individual theatre archiving efforts to create a comprehensive and dynamic online resource on Indian theatre. As an initiative in this direction, Sahapedia collaborated with the National School of Drama (NSD) to prepare a module on the iconic play in verse, Andha Yug, by poet-playwright-writer Dharamvir Bharati.

The module documents landmark productions of the 1954 play and includes the text of the play, a translation, biography of Bharati, criticism and reviews of past performances. It contains digitised images of old brochures and posters from NSD archives and an audio-track of Om Shiv Puri’s performance. The module also has interviews with past directors and actors. Their reminiscences together with other entries would prove a rich resource for actors, directors, playwrights and scholars of today.