Special Session on Industrial Heritage in India

Industrial heritage in India – knowledge, condition and significance With generous support from National Institute of Urban Affairs

Recognition of the importance of industrial heritage is growing in India. An increasing number of scholars and practitioners devote their interests to the study and preservation, conservation and interpretation of industrial heritage. This also includes the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage sites, which can form important additions in modern cityscapes.

The National Scientific Committee on Industrial Heritage (NSC-IH) of ICOMOS India invites to a public a half-day seminar on knowledge, condition and significance of Industrial Heritage in India. The program includes the introduction of the work on a first all-India inventory of industrial heritage in India, and the presentation of a number of case studies of prime industrial branches in India. The seminar concludes with an identification of thematic concerns within the field and future challenges: What do we have? Where do we go from here?

Time: Monday 11, December 2017, 15.00-18.30

Place: Conference Room, National Institute of Urban Affairs, 4B, India Habitat Centre

Moderators: Moulshri Joshi, ICOMOS India and Dr Jan af Geijerstam, TICCIH Sweden

Tentative Schedule

Time Agenda Speaker
3:00 – 3:10 pm Welcome
3:10 – 3:20 pm Participant introduction
3:20 – 3:50 pm An Introduction to Industrial Heritage in India Moulshri Joshi
3:50 – 4:05 pm Zinc smelting, on – site smelters, retort & debris and
source mines at Zawar
Rima Hooja
4:05 – 4:20 pm Dutch Factories of Vengurla Komal Potdar
4:20 – 4:35 pm Tradition and innovation in the history of iron making:
an Indo – European perspective
Jan af Geijerstam
4:35 – 4:50 pm Tea
4:50 – 5:05 pm Railway heritage of East India Kamal Bannerjee*
5:05 – 5:20 pm Revitalization of IP Thermal Power Plant, New Delhi Devansh Mahajan
5:20 – 5:35 pm Introduction to the ship building industry of India Priyank Talreja
5:35 – :5:45 pm Inventory of industrial heritage of India Moulshri Joshi
5:45 – 6:10 pm Identifying thematic concerns : What do we have? Smriti Pant*
6:10 – 6:30 pm Discussion : Where do we go from here? Munish Pandit