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Offline Bharat Varma

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ASI response to an RTI query regarding photography of Monuments
« on: October 23, 2016, 02:55:12 AM »
This may be of some use.
It's a response to an RTI query from the ASI.
Can't vouch for it's authenticity but can't hurt to keep a hard copy with you.

Here's what the ASI says on their website -


Frequently Asked Questions for:

Photography, Filming of Monuments

Q. What is copying?
Ans. Copying, together with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means the preparation of copies by drawing or by photography or by mould or by squeezing and includes the preparation of a cinematographic film and video film with the aid of a hand camera which is capable of taking films of not more than eight millimeters and which does not require the use of a stand or involve any special previous arrangement.

Q. Can one take photographs of protected monuments?
Ans. One can take photograph of any protected monument. One is not authorize to bring camera stand, extra lights, or any such appliance

Q. Who can grant permission for photography in monuments?
Ans. One can use camera stand, artificial lights or any such appliance with the permission granted by an archaeological officer in writing.