We seek to educate the community, foster awareness
about our nation's history, and instill pride in Indian
citizens about their heritage.

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Our ongoing project, The Generation 1947 Project, aims to record and archive the personal stories of Indian citizens who have witnessed life in pre-independent India, as well as the subsequent formative nation-building years.

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This project, the brainchild of oral historian Ekta Chauhan, aims to archive the personal histories of residents of Khirki Village in New Delhi. The project is conducted in partnership with The Citizens’ Archive of India.

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Nominate A Citizen

CAI interviews people about significant events in their lives from the pre-1947 era until the present day, to preserve a link for future generations. This project goes well beyond the political - citizens tell us about their personal lives, their social lives, about the culture and community they grew up in, and how times have changed.

If you know someone born before 1947 with an interesting story to share, please nominate them for our project by doing the following:


Talk to them about the project and explain to them why we want to learn about their story.


Email us at info@citizensarchiveofindia.org with the name and contact information of the person or their relative/caregiver.