The Archival and Research Project (ARPO) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to preserve and promote Kerala's pluralistic cultural heritage. Through multimedia storytelling, digital archiving, and curated experiences, we strive to improve Malayalis' access and understanding of their roots.

Kerala has a unique culture encompassing many diverse and interesting elements. ARPO aims to explore the unexplored realms of Kerala’s heritage and bring to light those cultural elements which are on the verge of oblivion.

ARPO aims to address the inaccessibility to credible information about our history which has led to a disconnect especially among the younger generations. We adopt an inclusive approach to storytelling by incorporating stories from the mainstream as well as the subaltern.

We preserve and promote 

Stories that challenge the prevailing narratives 

Tales of the untold and unexplored 

Ventures that redefine boundaries and stretch the limits of learning and appreciating arts and folklore 

Avenues that inspire discourses between artistes and the global community at large


ARPO is driven by a dynamic group of people enthusiastic about the culture and heritage of Kerala . The diversity of their professional backgrounds and skills, along with that of the scholars and experts on the team makes ARPO's storytelling one of a kind. Set up as a Society under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955, ARPO hopes to improve our appreciation of our roots and make it more accessible. The Members of the Society and the Advisory Board bring to the organization their depth of experience in the domains of arts, history, academia and public affairs.

Governing Board Members
Chairman              Dr MG Sasibhooshan
Secretary              Sruthin Lal
Vice Chairman      Parvathi AR
Director                 Nevin Thomas
Director                 Salil CS
Director                 Susan KT
Treasurer              Asok N


Sruthin Lal

Sruthin is an internationally acclaimed mobile journalist and an award winning multimedia storyteller. He is also a classical musician by training and has a deep interest in Kerala history and culture.

Parvathi Ashok

Parvathi is an Assistant Professor of Economics currently working in Government College Munnar. She is a singer, a voracious reader, and a trained Mohiniattam dancer under the tutelage of Kalamandalam Vimala Menon and Guru Nirmala Panikker.

Nevin Thomas

Nevin is an award-winning journalist and a video producer known for his in-depth reporting and documentaries. His interest lies in the socio-cultural impact of mainstream sports.

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