'Anugunj' - a travelling exhibition based on myths and folk beliefs of India has been organised in the National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
from 15 Sep 2011 to 11 Oct 2011.
Here is a glimpse of the exhibition and the Museum in general:
|The main entrance to National Museum|
|The path just outside the ticket counter leading to the main halls|
|The view of the circular corridor created in the middle of the building|
|Enlarge the pic to read the details about Anugunj|
|The entrance to the exhibition|
|A picture exhibited|
Although, visit to the National Museum is absolutely worth it for any inquisitive person, but I was a little disappointed by the exhibition, which occupied only one large hall of the huge museum. I had expected a bigger and more inclusive affair.
In India, we know that myths, legends, folk lore, even superstitions are an intrinsic part of the day to day life - whether you are rich or poor, belong to urban or rural India, you can't be untouched by some belief.
Therefore, I had expected a more exhaustive list with a proper categorization - either chronologically, or region/state wise or based on broad subjects. But, it was a picture exhibition, with just 2 or 3 objects and all other pictures on display, and was not really categorized in any way.
Nevertheless, it was a unique effort. I hope that in the coming times, we may witness a more elaborate version of the exhibition.
I shall be posting all the pictures and the relevant myth or legend attached with it in the next posts.