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History in black and white

History in black and white
Africans in India: A Rediscovery, a photography exhibition retracing the life and achievements of prominent Afro-Indians since 1300s, is soon going to open in the Capital.  The month -long exhibition along with one-day conference is being organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).  

The exhibition will come from the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Studies, New York and includes photographic reproductions of paintings from private collections and museums as well as contemporary photographs. There will be 54 panels some of which are text. The exhibition will display approximately 50 photographs.

The exhibition and conference will attempt put some light on the history of cultural exchange that took place between India and Africa over the centuries and address topics such as the ancestral links of the Afro-Indian Sidis, Africans in the Deccani Sultanates, Africans in Indian Paintings, African Sufi Saints, among others.

The show will also feature a curatorial talk by Sylviane A. Diouf (Author of Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of American Maroons) and a performance by the Siddi Goma troupe and The Black
Sufis of Gujarat.

Where: IGNCA Matighar, C.V. Mess, Janpath  When: On till 4 November
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