The four hundred files in this collection contain newspaper and periodical clippings; reviews of plays, performances, exhibitions and films; the collector’s own notes from lectures and seminars attended over six decades or more; notes from lectures delivered by him and research projects he has been part of; correspondence with authors, filmmakers, theatre directors, playwrights, painters and scholars whose works Prof. Bandyopadhyay has reviewed, critiqued, introduced or translated, as well as those whom he has interviewed for publication or broadcast/telecast; documents and correspondence related to Bandyopadhyay’s engagements in various official and advisory capacities with governmental and institutional bodies like the central Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National School of Drama, the West Bengal State Bangla Akademi, the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Asiatic Society (Kolkata) and the Central Board of Film Certification. Along with this, the archive contains an extensive collection of tickets, brochures, programs of theatre, music and dance performances from all regions of India, as well as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, former USSR and Germany from the 1950s onwards. These documents can serve as valuable archival sources for future research in the field of performance studies and cultural history in South Asia. The materials are spread across the wide range of interests that Professor Bandyopadhyay has had over the years: cultural and performance studies, social and cultural anthropology, literature, theatre, urban history, lexicography, Marxism, contemporary history and politics, editing and publishing, translation, cinema, visual arts and art history, as well as the regional cultural histories of Manipur, Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka. There is also an accumulation of research material from projects Bandyopadhyay has worked on, related to various institutional bodies and publications like the Anthropological Survey of India, the Asiatic Society, Oxford University Press, Seagull Books, the Sahitya Samsad, the National School of Drama and the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune amongst others.