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Posted On: 1 November 2019 07:33 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

"Qatar, India and the Gulf" exhibition opens

Khadiza Begum
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"Qatar, India and The Gulf: History, Culture and Society" exhibition opened on Thursday. The exhibition is part of the activities of Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture.

Running for three months, the exhibits examine thousands of years of connections between India, Qatar and the Gulf.

The exhibition features a collection of heritage library from Qatar library and from Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum (FBQ Museum). It also presents digital materials from the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Library, the national gallery of paintings and the royal collections trust in London, the Middle East Centre Archive at Oxford University, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the National Museum of Art and History in Amsterdam and others.

The exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of relations between India, Qatar and the Gulf region through the exhibited and illustrated materials on different aspects of the two cultures. The visitor can explore the history of navigation between India and the Gulf, pictures of ancient dhows, and the history of trade between the two sides before the discovery of oil, along the Gulf exports to India.

Through pictures and collections, the expo features of the impact of cultural exchange and how an Indian Gulf community was formed with the spread of Islam in India as well as linguistic influence between the two sides. It also highlights the publication of some Arabic books in India, the most important of which is the poetry of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani.

Date: 31 October 2019 until February 2020.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Language: Arabic and English

Target Audience: General public

This is an open event; RSVP is not required.

Event time: Starts:31.10.2019 03:00 PM, ends:31.10.2019 04:00 PM