Communicating Heritagescapes: Paving the Path for Heritage Informatics

Rana P. B. Singh


The care, concern, and understanding of heritage in culture of the orient have deep roots in the past, initiated in the Vedic period of India, which continues through the present. The metaphysical and metaphorical narration of heritage was linked to salvific sites, which over time represented in different forms of icons, symbols, and performances. The Nature-Culture interface is symbolised in the form of ‘dharohara’ (heritage) and is used in different ways, in different contexts, in different regions, but always possessed the essence of spirituality. In the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 40 properties from India are enlisted. To understand, the care and optimal planning of historic-holy-heritage cities, Heritage Ecology has been widely accepted as the philosophic platform. The recently emerging multidisciplinary field of knowledge and practice, called Cultural Heritage Informatics (CHI), has taken a leading turn on a sustainable path in this era of cybernetics and support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while visioning to preserve and maintain the integrity, stability, and beauty of heritagescapes.


Cultural Heritage Informatics, Dharohara, Heritagescapes, Conservation, ASI, Heritage Properties.

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