Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.


This project studied and documented the Higgins Armory Museum's holdings of South Asian arms and armor of India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, with an emphasis on India while researching their historical, cultural, technological, and military context. The project designed a web-based resource to make information on these artifacts accessible to a global audience. A searchable database within the website contains information and color photos of the South Asian collection.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts