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Delhi Durbar: Empire, Display and the Possession of History: Group Show

September 23-November 6, 2023

DAG New Delhi, 22A Janpath Road, Windsor Place, New Delhi, India

DAG presents, Delhi Durbar: Empire, Display and the Possession of History, an exhibition curated by historians, Swapna Liddle and Rana Safvi. The pair have combed through DAG’s archival collection of photographs, books and documents relating to the city’s history over the past two centuries to curate DAG’s first exhibition drawn from its archives focusing on the three Durbars
of 1877, 1903, and 1911.

With an abundance of material relating to the three Coronation Durbars that the British held in the city in the late
colonial era, along with related material that shows how the pageantry and imagery of the Durbar drew on the city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, the exhibition traces the trajectory of Delhi within the British imperial imagination, from the aftermath of the Revolt of 1857 to the proclamation of New Delhi in 1911.

Find out more about the exhibition here.