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Images from Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883 – 84

The Mayo School of Arts

Calcutta International Exhibition

Calcutta International Exhibition topped the list of World Fairs that were held in the 19th century to showcase Industrial prowess of the Western Empires and the exploits from their colonies in the East. Remembered in the modern Indian art history as the Great Exhibition of colonial India, it was held as a paradigmatic model of refashioning art and craft education in colonial India. The items from Punjab showcased in the Calcutta Exhibition were procured by Lockwood Kipling, the founding principal of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore and the father of the Noble laureate, Rudyard Kipling. These representations were displayed in the Punjab Court.

 

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