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Calligraphy pieces from UP library on display in Brunei

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Verses from the Holy Quran and poetry in Persian and Arabic -- written in calligraphy -- along with around 36 photographs of calligraphy from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Raza Library have been put up for display at an exhibition in Brunei Darussalam, said a Culture Ministry statement on Friday.

Inaugurated on Thursday, the exhibition is a part of the "Festival of India" series being held in Brunei Darussalam.

The exhibition is being jointly hosted by India's Ministry of Culture, Brunei Darussalam's Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the High Commission of India in the country. It will stay open to the public till November 25.

"It is a gesture of solidarity and friendship of the Government of India to the Government and the people of Brunei Darussalam," said Nagma M. Mallick, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam, in a statement.

"The calligraphy on display as another example of the syncretic culture that amalgamated the ancient Indian artistic traditions with Islamic culture over hundreds of years to produce a cultural flowering under the Mughal Empire."

Syed Hassan Abbas, Director of the Rampur Raza Library, who was also present at the inauguration shared details of some of the treasures stored in the library, including 17,000 original manuscripts and names and careers of some of the renowned calligraphers.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 16:00 IST
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