A first step towards promoting virtual tourism

IIT-H creates oral narrative about Begum Hayat Bakshi using virtual reality

The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, has created a virtual reality experience for an oral historical narrative about Begum Hayat Bakshi. This 360-degree VR animation trailer has been done on Begum Hayat Bakshi, considered to be one of the most influential woman rulers of the medieval Deccan.

The story of Hayat Bakshi Begum, titled Ma Saheba - The queen of Hyderabad, is of women empowerment and the attempt explores VR animation as the latest technology for making films.

Virtual reality is one of the latest technologies in filmmaking. One of its advantages is 360-degree immersive experience. Using the premier technology, the IIT-H has developed a virtual exploratory landscape that lets the user see the historical monuments of Qutb Shahi era like never before. The use of virtual reality-based technology to preserve and explore history is a method that provides results with almost lifelike experiences.

The VR demonstrations of the trailer would be held on October 11 and 12 at HICC, as part of the Hyderabad Design Week celebrations. “This project is initiated with the support of Design Innovation Centre at IIT-Hyderabad. The objective is to create a visual model of the monuments in India. It will be exhibited at the airport as well as at HICC during the World Design Organisation (WDO) conference. I am sure it will be helpful for researchers as well as tourists,” said Deepak John Mathew, head of Department of Design, IIT-Hyderabad.

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