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Images of India

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Zameer Uddin Shah on 28 February inaugurated ‘Images of India - a Fascinating Journey through Time’ at the university’s Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (IGNCA).

The week-long exhibition displayed landscape, portraits, monuments and festivals of the 19th and 20th centuries India.

AMU Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah at the Art Exhibition

The art works showed a fascinating journey through time showcasing illustrated sketches, drawings, lithographs, etchings and wood-cut of 18th-19th century rare books from the IGNCA archives which throw light on the art, architecture and various aspects of Indian culture and architecture.

“The exhibition gives glimpses of old landscapes of the important cities; architecture of temples, mosques, tombs and living quarters; social life during the period and details of musical instruments, costumes, transportation and other objects of interest,” said Dr Badar Jahan, convener of the programme.    

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2015 on page no. 13

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