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This website preserves personal memories of India and Indians for future generations.

We recognise that memories are often subjective, contextual and fuzzy.

Subodh Mathur, who lives in USA, is the Chief Editor. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rakshat Hooja, who lives in India, is an Editor. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The website's aim is to "capture personal/family memories of Indians and India that are at least 50 years old." This includes non-Indians in India, and also Indians outside India.

Currently, the time period for most stories is 1969 or earlier. For major national events, the time period is 1989 or earlier.

The idea is to allow interested people in 2050 to get a sense of what life in India was like around 100 years ago or so.

At present, the website does not allow analysis, commentary, or researched articles. Just memories.

Anyone can contribute their stories in any Indian language. There is no pre-set format or length. However, most stories go through at least one revision before we post them.

Old family photos are welcome. At present, the site does not feature video or audio recordings, but links to Youtube, etc. are welcome.

The site operates on a zero-revenue model: no ads, no donations, no sponsors. There is no payment for a contribution; the copyright remains with the author.

Please scan the website to see the types of stories people have written. In particular, there is no focus on nationally or regionally significant events. It's just as welcome to write about family events, school life, sports, games, dramatics. For example,

http://www.indiaofthepast.org/contribute-memories/read-contributions/life-back-then/500-youthful-cricket-days-in-jaipur-1960s

http://www.indiaofthepast.org/contribute-memories/read-contributions/life-back-then/489-once-upon-a-time-train-journey-from-bangalore-to-mysore

http://www.indiaofthepast.org/contribute-memories/read-contributions/stories-about-men/643-great-memories-of-a-great-grandfather