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A window into Nepal through photographs

Sepia tinted with bright hues, modernity-making history, disorder hand-in-hand with peace — these paradoxes share space at a unique photo exhibition in the city that narrates the evolution of Nepal.

art and culture Updated: Apr 28, 2012 00:44 IST
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Sepia tinted with bright hues, modernity-making history, disorder hand-in-hand with peace — these paradoxes share space at a unique photo exhibition in the city that narrates the evolution of Nepal.

The exhibition showcases rare photos collected by Dirgha Man, Ganesh Man and Kiran Man Chitrakar, who belong to a renowned lineage of artists in Nepal. The photographs illustrate the rich repository of Nepalese history and evoke the various hues, vocations, rituals and customs of the country.

“These artists are the treasurers of Nepal’s history. They have been the chroniclers of Nepal’s kingdom and common people. This exhibition doesn’t just showcase Nepal’s vibrant culture, but also celebrates and acknowledges the tripartite relation between India, Russia and Nepal,” says Alexander Kadakin, ambassador of the Russian Federation to India.

“The photographs blend modernity with history, simplicity with subtlety and shows the long rich history of Nepal,” says K N Adhikari, Charge of Affairs, Embassy of Nepal to India. “This exhibition will promote and help build goodwill among the three nations,” he adds.

The exhibition, which is being held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, is open to the public till May 10.

Catch him here
What: Historical Images from Nepal
When: Till May 10
Timings: 10am to 6pm
Where: Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 24, Ferozeshah Road
Nearest Metro Station: Barakhambha on the blue line