Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is hosting the maiden 10-day travelling photo exhibition on the theme of 'Islamic Calligraphy through the Ages’.
    
The event, being organised by the Directorate (Epigraphy) for Arabic and Persian Inscriptions, Nagpur under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and J&K Chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), will kick start at Lal Ded Memorial Cultural Centre on Wednesday.
    
"The exhibition will showcase Arabic-Persian and Sanskrit-Dravidian Calligraphy on monuments, papers and coins. This is part of the 150th year celebration of ASI and the exhibition will also be mounted in New Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal and Hyderabad," an official spokesman said.
    
He said separate panels have been devoted to calligraphy on stone inscriptions, in holy Quran manuscripts, on paper and coinages of Sultans of Delhi and Mughal Emperors.
     
The Lal Ded Memorial Cultural Centre at Habbakadal in interior city has been set up jointly by INTACH and State government.

(Agencies)

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