PondyPost aims to create an anecdotal reconstruction of Pondicherry through the experiences, memories,myths, legends and stories associated with the wide array of people who have made this city their home . A dominantly Eurocentric perspective on the history of most places in post-colonial India, however, paints only a small picture of an essential grand narrative for the region.
We aim to create a forum for spreading awareness among the citizens of Pondicherry to nurture a sense of shared ownership and belonging by making them more aware of their cultural heritage and how it has transformed the character of the territory.
We believe that a sustainable approach to heritage management should involve active participation from the community on their own terms and to this effect, our blog will be trilingual : English, Tamil and French, the three principal languages in Pondicherry to this day. Each language with its inherent socio-cultural construct provides a unique lens through which we observe our surroundings and we hope that it will ultimately stimulate a more nuanced and inclusive discussion about a heritage which belongs to each and one of us.
We would like to extend an invitation to people all over the world who hold Pondicherry close to their hearts, to contribute to this ever flowing conversation.
You can send in documents, photos or any form of media and we will make sure your story is heard.
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