Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Division - ICH Archive

The ICH division of INTACH has developed a virtual archive of its documentation projects across the country. The aim of this online resource is to not only help in preserving the intangible cultural heritage of India but also make it available for anyone who has an interest in the syncretic cultural traditions of the subcontinent. We hope that this archive will also enable educational and cultural organisations, as well as independent researchers, to conduct further research on the various ICH elements.

The collection and recording of ICH elements is necessary to:

  • Record our endangered living heritage
  • Maintain, celebrate, and promote our heritage and traditions
  • Sustain ICH traditions within communities, especially those connected to livelihoods

We hope that this online platform will contribute towards the preservation of our rich cultural traditions.