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The exhibition will be held at her erstwhile official residence and now home to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. Curated by Deepthi Sasidharan and Pramod Kumar K.G., experts in historical and arts-related curation, the exhibition is scheduled to open for the public on November 21.
The exhibition will celebrate the life and times of Indira Gandhi with over 200 exclusive historic photographs and 44 original objects. The images, some of which have never been viewed by the public, will survey her life, from her growing up as the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, through to her years as the first and only woman Prime Minister of India.
"We hope that this exhibition will provide visitors with an evocative visualisation of Indira Gandhi's life and times, most importantly bring her to life for young Indians who know her only as a figure from recent history. We hope that they will come to empathise with her personality and achievements, recognise the values she upheld while facing huge challenges and appreciate her contributions to the evolution of modern India," Suman Dubey, Secretary, IGMT said in a statement.
A special section of the exhibition will display her day-to-day belongings that include original diaries, postcards, books, handwritten correspondence and personal belongings. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be a color film of her wedding to Feroze Gandhi in 1942 at Anand Bhavan, Allahabad. Other rare footage will show the struggle and declaration of Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan in 1971.
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