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Museums preserving memoirs of First War of Independence

There are three Site Museums under Archaeological Survey of India wherein historical documents or memoirs related to First War of Independence 1857 are preserved. They are:

(i) “1857 Memorial Museum” at Lucknow has been established in the annexe of the Residency building which was earlier used for displaying a model of the Residency Complex. The ruins of the building reminds us of the great uprising of 1875 in Lucknow and are preserved in the same condition in which they came under central protection in the year 1920.

The museum, designed to present a visual accounts of the freedom struggle of 1857, have a collection of five hundred eleven (511) objects which includes a model of the Residency, old photographs, lithographs, paintings, documents, period objects such as guns, swords, shields, musketing cannons, rank badges, medals and other items. Diorama and paintings on canvas showing some of the battle at the Residency and other relating to the theme also form part of the display.

The exhibits present the story of 1857 in a chronological order. Original photographs and lithographs of many sites, connected with the uprising, and paintings depicting significant events of the uprising have been displayed along with portraits of local heroes. A number of maps showing strategic positions in Lucknow, the center of the uprising of 1857, map of the Residency and a drawing of the layout of the gallery have also been displayed.

Recently a new gallery has been added to the basement of the museum which houses the artifacts recovered during the excavation in the southern portion of the Residency complex. These include various terracotta human and animal figurines, a loaded revolver, porcelain wares, cannon balls, terracotta roof tiles, fragments of wine bottles, and silver plated whisk fly, etc.

(ii) Mumtaz Mahal Museum, Red Fort, Delhi houses forty two objects related to first War of Independence 1857 which includes, maps, lithographs, letters, paintings, inscriptions, arms used by the then Nawab of Pataudi and Bahadur Shah in the war of 1857, field glass used by General J. Nicholson during the siege of Delhi.

(iii) Swatantrata Sangram Sanghralaya, Delhi was set up in one of the double storeyed army barracks in the year 1995 and is located inside Red Fort considering the role of the Red Fort in the Freedom Struggle. The museum provides a glimpse of major phases of India’s struggle for freedom, which includes Prelude to 1857 uprising, First War of Indian independence etc. till the time freedom was achieved on 15th August, 1947. Fourteen objects mainly consisting of lithographs, arms, letters etc. associated with First War of Independence, 1857 are displayed.

Archaeological Survey of India only maintains and develops site museums and centrally protected monuments as per provisions of Ancient Monuments Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958.

Museums preserving memoirs of First War of Independence

There are three Site Museums under Archaeological Survey of India wherein historical documents or memoirs related to First War of Independence 1857 are preserved. They are:

(i) “1857 Memorial Museum” at Lucknow has been established in the annexe of the Residency building which was earlier used for displaying a model of the Residency Complex. The ruins of the building reminds us of the great uprising of 1875 in Lucknow and are preserved in the same condition in which they came under central protection in the year 1920.

The museum, designed to present a visual accounts of the freedom struggle of 1857, have a collection of five hundred eleven (511) objects which includes a model of the Residency, old photographs, lithographs, paintings, documents, period objects such as guns, swords, shields, musketing cannons, rank badges, medals and other items. Diorama and paintings on canvas showing some of the battle at the Residency and other relating to the theme also form part of the display.

The exhibits present the story of 1857 in a chronological order. Original photographs and lithographs of many sites, connected with the uprising, and paintings depicting significant events of the uprising have been displayed along with portraits of local heroes. A number of maps showing strategic positions in Lucknow, the center of the uprising of 1857, map of the Residency and a drawing of the layout of the gallery have also been displayed.

Recently a new gallery has been added to the basement of the museum which houses the artifacts recovered during the excavation in the southern portion of the Residency complex. These include various terracotta human and animal figurines, a loaded revolver, porcelain wares, cannon balls, terracotta roof tiles, fragments of wine bottles, and silver plated whisk fly, etc.

(ii) Mumtaz Mahal Museum, Red Fort, Delhi houses forty two objects related to first War of Independence 1857 which includes, maps, lithographs, letters, paintings, inscriptions, arms used by the then Nawab of Pataudi and Bahadur Shah in the war of 1857, field glass used by General J. Nicholson during the siege of Delhi.

(iii) Swatantrata Sangram Sanghralaya, Delhi was set up in one of the double storeyed army barracks in the year 1995 and is located inside Red Fort considering the role of the Red Fort in the Freedom Struggle. The museum provides a glimpse of major phases of India’s struggle for freedom, which includes Prelude to 1857 uprising, First War of Indian independence etc. till the time freedom was achieved on 15th August, 1947. Fourteen objects mainly consisting of lithographs, arms, letters etc. associated with First War of Independence, 1857 are displayed.

Archaeological Survey of India only maintains and develops site museums and centrally protected monuments as per provisions of Ancient Monuments Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958.

Museums preserving memoirs of First War of Independence

There are three Site Museums under Archaeological Survey of India wherein historical documents or memoirs related to First War of Independence 1857 are preserved. They are:

(i) “1857 Memorial Museum” at Lucknow has been established in the annexe of the Residency building which was earlier used for displaying a model of the Residency Complex. The ruins of the building reminds us of the great uprising of 1875 in Lucknow and are preserved in the same condition in which they came under central protection in the year 1920.

The museum, designed to present a visual accounts of the freedom struggle of 1857, have a collection of five hundred eleven (511) objects which includes a model of the Residency, old photographs, lithographs, paintings, documents, period objects such as guns, swords, shields, musketing cannons, rank badges, medals and other items. Diorama and paintings on canvas showing some of the battle at the Residency and other relating to the theme also form part of the display.

The exhibits present the story of 1857 in a chronological order. Original photographs and lithographs of many sites, connected with the uprising, and paintings depicting significant events of the uprising have been displayed along with portraits of local heroes. A number of maps showing strategic positions in Lucknow, the center of the uprising of 1857, map of the Residency and a drawing of the layout of the gallery have also been displayed.

Recently a new gallery has been added to the basement of the museum which houses the artifacts recovered during the excavation in the southern portion of the Residency complex. These include various terracotta human and animal figurines, a loaded revolver, porcelain wares, cannon balls, terracotta roof tiles, fragments of wine bottles, and silver plated whisk fly, etc.

(ii) Mumtaz Mahal Museum, Red Fort, Delhi houses forty two objects related to first War of Independence 1857 which includes, maps, lithographs, letters, paintings, inscriptions, arms used by the then Nawab of Pataudi and Bahadur Shah in the war of 1857, field glass used by General J. Nicholson during the siege of Delhi.

(iii) Swatantrata Sangram Sanghralaya, Delhi was set up in one of the double storeyed army barracks in the year 1995 and is located inside Red Fort considering the role of the Red Fort in the Freedom Struggle. The museum provides a glimpse of major phases of India’s struggle for freedom, which includes Prelude to 1857 uprising, First War of Indian independence etc. till the time freedom was achieved on 15th August, 1947. Fourteen objects mainly consisting of lithographs, arms, letters etc. associated with First War of Independence, 1857 are displayed.

Archaeological Survey of India only maintains and develops site museums and centrally protected monuments as per provisions of Ancient Monuments Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958.

Jaipur Literature Festival is from 21st to 25th Jan

jaipur literary festivalDSC Jaipur Literature Festival will again play host to authors, publishers and book lovers from 21st January 25th January 2010, at the heritage property, Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The organizers believes it as an unquestionably Asias leading literary festival. The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, now this time also in its fifth year, promises a wonderful mix of talks, panel discussions, lectures and readings by renowned authors from across the globe along with a festival fringe of theatre, films and, after sunset, music.

As well as showcasing the best of Indian-language and English writing from India, DSC Jaipur Literature Festival this year hosting a Nobel laureate, a winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, two Booker winners and five winners of the Pulitzer prize for Literature, as well as leading writers from the world of history, biography, literary criticism, and travel, in addition to the stars of the world of fiction and the novel. Writers include Hanif Kureishi, Niall Ferguson, Louis De Bernieres, Roberto Calasso, Amit Chaudhuri, Geoff Dyer, Vikram Chandra, Tina Brown, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, Mahasweta Devi, Shobhaa De, Indira Goswami, Krishna Sobti, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Steve Coll, Stephen Frears, Pavan Varma, Lawrence Wright, Christophe Jaffrelot, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, and Alexander McCall Smith.

The highlights of the evenings include readings from Girish Karnads Tughlaq by acclaimed actor Om Puri, performances by Titi Robin, Cheb I Sabbah, Susheela Raman, Djaima, Rajasthan Roots and Paban Das Baul, and readings and performances from William Dalrymples Nine Lives.

It is considered to be Asias leading literature event, it is a celebration of National and International writers and encompasses a range of activities including film, music and theatre. It will be organized at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple are the Festival Directors of this DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. The program and information for this upcoming Festival can be find from here.

Jaipur Literature Festival is from 21st to 25th Jan

jaipur literary festivalDSC Jaipur Literature Festival will again play host to authors, publishers and book lovers from 21st January 25th January 2010, at the heritage property, Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The organizers believes it as an unquestionably Asias leading literary festival. The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, now this time also in its fifth year, promises a wonderful mix of talks, panel discussions, lectures and readings by renowned authors from across the globe along with a festival fringe of theatre, films and, after sunset, music.

As well as showcasing the best of Indian-language and English writing from India, DSC Jaipur Literature Festival this year hosting a Nobel laureate, a winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, two Booker winners and five winners of the Pulitzer prize for Literature, as well as leading writers from the world of history, biography, literary criticism, and travel, in addition to the stars of the world of fiction and the novel. Writers include Hanif Kureishi, Niall Ferguson, Louis De Bernieres, Roberto Calasso, Amit Chaudhuri, Geoff Dyer, Vikram Chandra, Tina Brown, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, Mahasweta Devi, Shobhaa De, Indira Goswami, Krishna Sobti, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Steve Coll, Stephen Frears, Pavan Varma, Lawrence Wright, Christophe Jaffrelot, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, and Alexander McCall Smith.

The highlights of the evenings include readings from Girish Karnads Tughlaq by acclaimed actor Om Puri, performances by Titi Robin, Cheb I Sabbah, Susheela Raman, Djaima, Rajasthan Roots and Paban Das Baul, and readings and performances from William Dalrymples Nine Lives.

It is considered to be Asias leading literature event, it is a celebration of National and International writers and encompasses a range of activities including film, music and theatre. It will be organized at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple are the Festival Directors of this DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. The program and information for this upcoming Festival can be find from here.

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Jaipur Literature Festival is from 21st to 25th Jan

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival will again play host to authors, publishers and book lovers from 21st January 25th January 2010, at the heritage property, Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The organizers believes it as an unquestionably Asias leading literary festival. The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, now this time also in its fifth year, promises a wonderful mix of talks, panel discussions, lectures and readings by renowned authors from across the globe along with a festival fringe of theatre, films and, after sunset, music.

As well as showcasing the best of Indian-language and English writing from India, DSC Jaipur Literature Festival this year hosting a Nobel laureate, a winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, two Booker winners and five winners of the Pulitzer prize for Literature, as well as leading writers from the world of history, biography, literary criticism, and travel, in addition to the stars of the world of fiction and the novel. Writers include Hanif Kureishi, Niall Ferguson, Louis De Bernieres, Roberto Calasso, Amit Chaudhuri, Geoff Dyer, Vikram Chandra, Tina Brown, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, Mahasweta Devi, Shobhaa De, Indira Goswami, Krishna Sobti, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Steve Coll, Stephen Frears, Pavan Varma, Lawrence Wright, Christophe Jaffrelot, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, and Alexander McCall Smith.

The highlights of the evenings include readings from Girish Karnads Tughlaq by acclaimed actor Om Puri, performances by Titi Robin, Cheb I Sabbah, Susheela Raman, Djaima, Rajasthan Roots and Paban Das Baul, and readings and performances from William Dalrymples Nine Lives.

It is considered to be Asias leading literature event, it is a celebration of National and International writers and encompasses a range of activities including film, music and theatre. It will be organized at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple are the Festival Directors of this DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. The program and information for this upcoming Festival can be find from here.

Unicode has lowered the price for individual and student memberships

According to the annoucement made by Unicode in a mailing list, the Unicode Consortium has lowered the price for individual memberships to $75 per year and student memberships to $35 per year. The new rates are effective January 1, 2010 and existing memberships will be extended in accordance with the new lower prices to promote participation. The Unicode Consortium has also moved to online publication of the standard as of Version 5.2, and the entire text of the standard is freely available for online reading and printing. Copies of the book are no longer printed and are therefore no longer included as a membership benefit.

Unicode has lowered the price for individual and student memberships Individual and student members are important contributors to the work of the Unicode Consortium. From the encoding of rare and minority scripts to collecting and vetting locale data, individuals help develop the next generation of Unicode standards and data.

Unicode has lowered the price for individual and student memberships

According to the annoucement made by Unicode in a mailing list, the Unicode Consortium has lowered the price for individual memberships to $75 per year and student memberships to $35 per year. The new rates are effective January 1, 2010 and existing memberships will be extended in accordance with the new lower prices to promote participation. The Unicode Consortium has also moved to online publication of the standard as of Version 5.2, and the entire text of the standard is freely available for online reading and printing. Copies of the book are no longer printed and are therefore no longer included as a membership benefit.

Unicode has lowered the price for individual and student memberships Individual and student members are important contributors to the work of the Unicode Consortium. From the encoding of rare and minority scripts to collecting and vetting locale data, individuals help develop the next generation of Unicode standards and data.

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