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"Nauras: The Many Arts of the Deccan" an exhibition in collaboration with The Aesthetics Project.

The exhibition runs through March 20, 2015.

53 Day exhibition to show Deccan’s varied art history

The exhibition will showcase rare objects, art and crafts of Deccan sultanates, representing the cosmopolitanism of India.

Visitors to National Museum will be able to visit a unique exhibition starting on Tuesday. The 53-day exhibition is being organized in collaboration with the Aesthetics Project and showcases the eclectic but relatively neglected art of southern India—roughly 400 years till the 19th century.

Titled 'Nauras: The Many Arts of the Deccan', the exhibition is a platform for academics, artisans and performers to explore a variety of topics on India's art history and its aesthetic heritage. It concludes on March 20 and has 120 objects on display from the museums own reserves. Curated by art historians Dr Preeti Bahadur and Dr Kavita Singh, the exhibition has one exhibit on loan from the National Gallery of Modern Art, a famed Ragamala painting.

National Museum director-general Dr Venu Vasudevan said that 'Nauras' would be the first-ever showcase of Deccan's art between the 16th and the 19th centuries when the region witnessed a lot of give-and-take in its culture. "While exhibiting the arts, we are also outlining the fascinating history of the region," he said, adding, "The exhibition is the result of six months of work. It must trigger fresh academic and general interest on Deccani culture of the yore."

Venue: National Museum
Address: Janpath, New Delhi-110011
Nearest Transport: Central Secretariat metro station and National Museum bus stop

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