Heritage enthusiasts seek to crowdsource global search for stolen Indian treasures

Singapore-based sculpture enthusiast S Vijay Kumar, who has helped identify and bring back many stolen idols to India, believes that crowdsourcing the hunt for stolen idols will help curb illegal sale of Indian antiquities worldwide.

On Friday, Kumar, co-founder of the India Pride Project (IPP), a volunteer-run effort to trace and bring back India's stolen heritage, discussed IPP's plans to build a massive "knowledge archive" with students of IIT Madras. The archive will have museum catalogues, photographs of stolen idols, and related information, so more people can participate in the global hunt for stolen idols.................Read more


Source: The Times of India



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