The Citizens’ Archive of India aims to record and archive the personal stories of Indian citizens who have witnessed India develop into the nation we see today. Within a few precious years, many of these stories will be lost to us forever.

We believe that eyewitness accounts and personal experiences form an integral part of a nation’s history. It is critical that we preserve these stories for future generations to understand a history that finds no place in our schoolbooks.

Our vision is to create a publicly accessible archive for scholars, students, and ordinary citizens who wish to listen to and learn from these stories. We also aim to develop educational and outreach programmes using these narratives to build dialogue and foster mutual understanding about the nation’s past, present, and future.

The 1947 Generation Project