India and the World: A History in Nine Stories - "Quest for Freedom" & "Time Unbound"
The Jehangir Nicholson Gallery is currently displaying the more contemporary section of the landmark exhibition India and the World : A History in Nine Stories, presented as a collaboration between the CSMVS, Mumbai, the British Museum, London and the National Museum, Delhi.
Mumbai, East Wing, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159 - 161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, FortMap
The exhibition showcases some of the most important objects and works of art from the Indian subcontinent, in dialogue with iconic pieces from the British Museum collection. It chooses nine pivotal moments in India's history and tells the stories of these periods through carefully selected objects. India and the World highlights the strong connections India has shared historically with the rest of the world, promoting an exchange of ideas and influences that have helped create a global culture.
The last two sections of the exhibition the Quest for FrEedom and Time Unbound are presented in the Nicholson Gallery. The Quest for Freedom draws the exhibition into a more contemporary time frame focusing on the struggles that different countries have waged against conquest and colonial oppression. Time Unbound brings the exhibition to a close exploring how different cultures have conceived different notions of time and history, not always in a linear way. These last objects, which are contemporary, offer different perspectives on time and our relationships with the past.