itihaasa - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)
The Grand Ballroom
10:00 am onwards



itihaasa, a first-of-its-kind digital app that recounts the history of Indian IT since the 1950s through 600 short videos with over 37 hours of footage and 350 archived photographs and articles. Find answers to questions like – When was programming first taught in India? How did education in computer science evolve? How did India embark on a journey to manufacture computers and software? Who were the earliest IT entrepreneurs and much more through stories in six dimensions -Time, People, Organization, Policy, Technical Terms and Place.

“itihaasa is more than an homage to the past or a nostalgia tinged walk. It is a narrative of triumph that has brought us to the present and a missive of optimism for the future.”
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder of Infosys

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