Ananthan Suresh is a heritage practitioner and illustrator working at the Kochi Biennale Foundation.

He did his Master’s degree in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management from Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore. He is interested in intangible heritage — the practices and rituals of communities, and the feelings and emotions that people have towards these practices. His investigations of understanding these aspects often came to the political aspects, of people, of land, and of practices. 

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Ananthan Suresh

Supported projects

Busting Kabootar Baazi in Punjab: A trick or trade for trafficking women from India to Italy

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

PUNJAB - For years, the focus has been on men from Punjab who get trafficked to Europe, which is also colloquially known as Kabootar Baazi. This investigation by's grantees reveal how Punjabi women are increasingly being trafficked by travel agents from India, but due to the social stigma, the state doesn’t have enough information about this growing menace.