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India Geographic Photo Collection, Hiroshima University

INDAS has launched the INDAS South Asian Photo Database project since 2010.

The India Geographic Photo Collection at Hiroshima University (HINDAS Collection) was started by the HINDAS (Center for Contemporary India Studies, Hiroshima University) as part of the project.

The first phase of the project involves publishing photos taken by the late Kenzo Fujiwara (1931–2013), Professor Emeritus at Hiroshima University and head of the school’s research programs on India for many years. HINDAS has named the compilation the Kenzo Fujiwara India Geographic Photos Collection in his honor, and manages it as part of its larger collection of South Asian photographs.

Kenzo Fujiwara India Geographic Photo Collection Ver.4(March 2017)No. of Photo; 8,434

India Geographic Photo Collection, Hiroshima University

Kenzo Fujiwara (1931-2013) 

The late Professor Kenzo Fujiwara was born in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture in 1931. He graduated from Faculty of Science, Tohoku Univ., and worked as assistant professor at Tohoku Univ., associate professor & professor at Hiroshima Univ. and professor at Hiroshima University of Economics.

His academic field is physical geography and regional studies. He allegedly made notable achievements in those fields. He was selected for the 5th and 9th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition. In 1968, he became one of the first Japanese to reach the South Pole. He recieved the Prime Minister's Award in 1969 and the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2013.

He joined the group of “Hiroshima University Geographical Field Research in India” at 1972 and became a representative of the group from 1978-1990. He is the first director of Research Center for Regional Geography, Hiroshima University(1986-1994). The history and academic results of the center is inherited by The Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University.