Rajas Nawabs and Firangees, Treasures from French and Indian Archives

Exhibition: Rajas Nawabs and Firangees,Treasures from French and Indian Archives

When:
December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am – December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
2019-12-15T10:00:00+05:30
2019-12-16T18:00:00+05:30
Where:
National Museum, Janpath
Janpath Rd
Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011
India
Cost:
Free
Exhibition: Rajas Nawabs and Firangees,Treasures from French and Indian Archives @ National Museum, Janpath | New Delhi | Delhi | India

Rajas Nawabs and Firangees, Treasures from French and Indian Archives

Event Description: ART: Rajas Nawabs & Firangees 1750-1850, Treasures from French & Indian Archives

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE DELHI and UNITED SERVICE OF INSTITUTION with the support  of NATIONAL MUSEUM present a unique exhibition: a French window onto a rich phase in Indian history. Through carefully curated artwork — including visual material that’s never before been seen in India — and accompanying text by historians and experts, the exhibition is centred around a series of stories: a journey through the lives of 12 Indian rulers and French-speaking officers serving under them during the 18th and the first decades of the 19th century. Sharing court life, some even ruling over vast jagirs, these officers commissioned, or sometimes themselves put together, collections of manuscripts and paintings. Today, many of these priceless treasures are to be found in Paris, in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF), and are displayed for the first time in India. The high-resolution pictures allow the general public a rare access to a selection from these unique albums, normally restricted to a handful of accredited researchers.

Organized by: Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi – 110003
Landmark: Next to Annexe building of India International Centre
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Stations – ‘Khan Market(Violet Line)’ & ‘Jor Bagh(Yellow Line)’
Area: Lodhi Road Area Events