Panorama showing women in varying hues inaugurated

Panorama showing women in varying hues inaugurated
Arun Sharma
Tribune News Service

Panipat, December 8
The three-day photo exhibition started here today. On display at Bal Vikas Progressive School here the exhibition depicts changes in the life of Indian women from 1875 to 1947. It also tells of varying styles of getting photo clicked since last century.

Old photographs evoked interest of the present generation. Mr H. K. Dua, Editor in Chief, The Tribune group of publications, inaugurated the exhibition curated by the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi. It took us more than one and half years to collect over 250 visuals based on archival photographs as moments frozen in time and aids to understanding a country’s multifaceted history, said Dr Malavika Karlekar exhibition’s curator.

The exhibition categorising the photographs in five sections – Visualising the Family, The Learning Experience, Worlds Beyond, The National Movement and Towards the Midnight Hour displaying the Women in different roles.

Viewers will get a glimpse of earliest photographs of women and girls in the family’s context with pictures featuring girl’s education on the agenda of missionaries, reformers and government in second half of the 19th century. Creative and artistic talents among women of 1930s found expression in the photos of Devika Rani, Durga Khote, noted heroines of Indian celluloid with Pilot Sarla Sharma, first woman pilot of undivided India in 1936 and Anadmayi Ma spiritual head clicked in 1930. Amrita Shergil, an eminent painter, Sukhalata Ray, a noted writer, and lyricist also got prominent place in the exhibition.