With JNANA PRAVAHA, Varanasi headed by PadmaShree Vimala Poddar of SURESH NEOTIA FOUNDATION and Chair, Jnana Pravaha, Field Archaeologist of BHU and OXFORD, Prof. Vidula Jayswal, and Art Historian Dr. Kamal Giri, for exploring the Creative industries and their cultural systems of greater Varanasi.


Pg 178, Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails: Sustainable Development and Management edited by Daniel H Olsen, Anna Trono (CABI, 2018)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320003111_Banaras_the_Cultural_Capital_of_India_Visioning_Cultural_Heritage_and_Planning Rana P. B. Singh (2015)

References to the Workshop

From times immemorial, people have travelled to religious sites for worship, initiatory and leisure purposes. In India, even today, there are hundreds of religious pilgrimage routes and trails around the world that are used by pilgrims as well as tourists, and one of that is Varanasi. Indeed, many religious pilgrimage routes and trails in Varanasi and around Varanasi are today used as deep ecological themes by tourism marketers in an effort to promote regional economic development. Towards these strategic innovations, Jnana Pravaha has collaborated with IIT Kharagpur.

One of the key focus of this workshop has been the revival of creative economy of Varanasi and resuscitation of means and ways of the livelihood of the ordinary humanity.

Launching of an Exhibition on PROJECT VARANASI & publication

LAUNCHING OF THE ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL & FOLK ARTS (Through an aperture called VARANASI) - at India International Center, Delhi (February 06 2019) It has been a historical moment when Celebrated author and Principal Economic Advisor to PMO and Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Shri Sanjeev Sanyal; Illustrious IIT Kharagpur Alumnus Arjun Malhotra, Deputy Director Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, IIT Kharagpur and others.



March 19, 2019 at the premises of Jnana Pravaha