Ahead of state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of India Month long Exhibition "India - Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures" was inaugurated in the Capital on 25 September 2018. “India is one of the most important partners not only in Aisa but in the world as well and we are happy to say our relations with India are very deep-rooted. ” - Ilhomjon Nematov, Special Envoy of the President of Uzbekistan, Ambassador on Special Assignments

Month long Exhibition ‘India – Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures’ on till 24th October 2018 @ National Museum, New Delhi

Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Arun Goel inaugurated the exhibition “India – Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures” at National Museum, New Delhi, on 25 September 2018. First Deputy Chairman, Senate of UzbekistanSadyk Safaev; Ambassador, Republic of Uzbekistan to India, Farhod Arziev; Director General, National Museum, B.R. Mani among other dignitaries graced the Inaugural function.
The Exhibition was dedicated to the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbegistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of India that will begin early next week.
India and Uzbekistan

Exhibition is dedicated to state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbegistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of India.

Addressing the event Arun Goel said that the Exhibition is a beginning of several things to come in the near future.  He said that people to people contact makes Government to Government contact easier and that Joint exhibitions like the present one would go a long way in establishing strong bilateral ties. The Secretary also assured Ministry of Culture’s complete cooperation for furthering the rich and deep cultural ties between both the nations.

Speaking on the occasion, His excellency Sadyk Safaev said that the World today is in difficult times and the way to make the planet a better place is only through cultural contact, trust, and bringing people closer. He also said that people of Uzbekistan are eager to know of Indian culture.

National Museum, Ministry of Culture, Government of India  in Collaboration with  the Embassy of Uzbekistan in New Delhi; Rampur Raza Library, Rampur; Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library, Patna and the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan for the first time has exhibited a collection of “Kushan coins, Archaeological artifacts related to Kushan,  manuscripts and paintings of shared cultural  heritage of India and Uzbekistan made  in different time  epoch  covering religious and scientific subjects.

India - Uzbekistan

India – Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures exhibition in New Delhi is open till 24 October 2018 at the National Museum in New Delhi.

The exhibition  explores the shared link in the respective histories of Uzbekistan  and India in which deep oral traditions coexisted with the written word. It also foster a dynamic exchange with academic, technical and professional partners on effective approaches to cataloguing and management of cultural artifacts and their conservation and preservation. It also promotes and encourages the use of the manuscripts for academic and research purposes.

This exhibition ” India – Uzbekistan: Dialogue of Cultures “ showcases   original  artifacts from the National Museum collection which include coins from the royal mints of Kushans including coins depicting portraits of Kanishka, Huvishka , alluring sculptures from the Kushan period, the intricate manuscripts including  miniature paintings from Baburnama, manuscripts of the Holy Quran, Timurnamah, Bukharisharif, Bayaz, Tuzk-i-Jahangiri and others.

                The other highlights of the exhibition are some unique facsimiles of famous manuscripts and paintings like the Kattalangar Quran, Diwan by Sultan Hussein Baikara, Zafarnama by SharafiddinYazdi, Tarikh-i-Khandan-i-Taimuria, Majalis-al-Ushshaq, Mirat al-Ashbab-i-Salatin-iasman-jah, and portraits of Amir Tumur, Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur and Jahangir among others. The exhibition also includes the already published albums of the project “Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the world’s    collections” and various volumes from the series “Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan”.

This exhibition will remain open for public from 25th September 2018 to 24th October  2018.

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