Mint Article on Sahapedia and Cultural Institutions in India

Mint has an excellent article on Sahapedia and the particular challenges faced by museums and cultural institutions in India. “Museums have been low priority for both the government and private sectors, even though few countries have India’s history, culture and heritage. This is partly because India is a developing country focusing on poverty, medicine and basic needs and museums are thought of as more elitist, says Niraj Bajaj, director, Bajaj Group. The challenge is that “we are caught in a rules-bureaucracy-government ownership net”, he adds. A lot of the country’s historical riches are either not made accessible to people or are made available inconveniently, as [Sudha] Gopalakrishnan points out.”

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