Professor Neeti Nair’s Indian Express Op-Ed Discusses the Demolition of the National Archives

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Professor Neeti Nair writes an op-ed in the Indian Express on the demolition of the National Archives of India Annexe. In this op-ed, Professor Nair writes: "The demolition of the annexe and the uncertainty over its collection may affect the kind of narratives we are able to craft. So long as scholars are able to access regional and state archives across India, they will be able to write regional histories. So long as they are able to collect oral histories, they will be able to tell stories of past struggles and successes that might have not been deemed worthy of “official” archives. So long as there are other kinds of institutional archives and private archives, they will be able to write those histories."