Using the website

Welcome! We are excited to share our collections and histories with you. You can access the website in many different ways and engage with our collections. Please click the logo Dili ki yaadein to return to the home page anytime.



The browse feature is for you to explore our records by going through related collections, themes, and places. If you wish to explore the collection at random you can also View all objects. Our filters will be on the side for you to refine your search.


The simple search feature allows you to directly look for a specific theme, place or object in our collection. You can type in possible keywords such as : Nizamuddin, Cat, Qutub, Women to search our entire database for related material. The search button is present in the right corner of the top bar.

Browse via Map

The map displays objects from our collections by pinning them either to the places photographed or to a related place. You can refine the objects that are pinned on the map by using the Filters on the right.

Featured Galleries

India Foundation for the Arts fellow Koyna Tomar and the Delhi Visual Archive Team of Centre for Community Knowledge have curated featured galleries which highlight specific stories or events in our collections.

Narrative Threads

The eight narrative threads bring together photographs from across our collections.

Register and Help Us Improve Our Collection

We welcome potential contributions to our collections and look forward to hearing from you. Please view: Improve Our Collection page to learn more about how to contribute to our collection

Contact Us

Please use this form to contact us or send us an email at Our archivist will be in touch with you.

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Centre For Community Knowledge
Ambedkar University Delhi
Lothian Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi - 110006 Contact: