15-OCT-2018: Birth anniversaries of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Emperor Akbar celebrated in AMU
Aligarh, October 15: Celebrating the birth anniversaries of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Emperor Akbar, the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History and Musa Dakri Museum, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised an exhibition on Akbar and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Emperor Akbar and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The exhibition was inaugurated by Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, AMU.
The first section of the museum was dedicated to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, displaying books on and written by Sir Syed, artefacts (excavated by Sir Syed) and photographs on Sir Syed's life and photographs by Rana Safvi which depict the current condition of Sir Syed's haveli in Delhi, Sir Syed's letters, MAO College Documents, speeches, and photographs representing the entire Aligarh Movement and the formative phase of MAO College. The first section also included some artefacts representing the History of Mankind.
The second portion of the exhibition was dedicated to Emperor Akbar by the medium of miniature paintings illustrating the different episodes of the life of Akbar. These include paintings of The Magician, disguised as a Brahmin, visiting the king, identified as Akbar's first real portrait, Adham Khan, foster brother of Akbar being punished for the murder of Atgha Khan, Capture of Hemu, and the defeat of his army in the Battle of Panipat, which re-established the Mughal Rule in India. The exhibition also displayed the images of the Two Medallions of Gold and silver, both of which depict Rama and Sita and the Gold one reads Ramraj, and in addition it also showcases the photographs of the sculptures and paintings at Fathpur Sikri representing Hindu Gods like Rama, Hanuman and Ganesha which establish the religious harmony of the Reign of Akbar. The exhibition also contained the display of the material remains from Fathpur Sikri consisting of pottery shreds, animal figurines, broken-pieces of chillum and a Glass Perfume bottle. Also exhibited the coins from Akbar's period, and the replicas of the Farmans of Akbar.
In yet another portion of the museum, the excavated remains from the sites of U. P. such as Atranjikhera, Jakhera, Lal Quila and Sidhpur, Buland Shahr most of these artefacts were collected by Prof. R. C. Gaur during his various explorations. The exhibition was visited by a number of dignitaries including Prof. Irfan Habib, Prof. Shireen Moosvi, Prof. Akbar Hussain and Prof. Abdur Rahim K Prof. Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi (Chairman and Coordinator Department of History and Musa Dakri Museum) gave detailed explanations of the articles depicted in the exhibition.
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Related PicturesAMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor with dignitaries visiting the Musa Dakri Museum exhibition
AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor with dignitaries and faculty members at the Musa Dakri Museum
AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor inagurating exhibition at Musa Dakri Museum to celebrate birth anniversaries of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Mughal emperor Akbar