Exhibition showcases Indo-French ties of 18th century


A new Indo-French exhibition here opens a historical window into the lives of 12 Indian rulers and their French-speaking officers from 1750-1850.

Drawing from the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the National Museum here, the collaborative

exhibition, “Rajas, Nawabs and Firangees, Treasures from the French and the Indian archives (1750-1850),”opened on Friday.

The exhibition has put on showcase unseen manuscripts, paintings and artefacts that offer glimpses of the Indian court life, through the eyes of French-speaking officers – few of which acquired high military positions and were endowed with jagirs.


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