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Four new museums will be thrown open to the public pretty soon at the Red Fort in Delhi that will give a glimpse into 160 years of Indian history.
What Is It?
From Bahadur Shah to Subhash Chandra Bose, the Red Fort will encapsulate the Indian War history of past 160 years which will be displayed well at four new museums to be installed in August 2019. These museums will give a glimpse into the timeline of Indian history – from the First War of Independence in 1857 to Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, India’s participation in World War I, and Jallianwala Bagh. The complex of museums, aka as Kranti Mandir is a tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of our freedom fighters.
What’s In It?
The museums will feature archival material, paintings on India’s first war of Independence, artifacts from Indian War Memorial Museum and Archaeological Museum.
In an initiative headed by the Union culture ministry, the project will see a makeover of the large, erstwhile British barracks, which has been locked up until now. This is where the thematic representation of Indian history will be showcased brilliantly on three floors, the idea is to create Red Fort as a museum hub.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum will commemorate the freedom fighter’s 122nd birth anniversary. The museum will feature documents from Bose’s childhood to the Indian National Army trials that took place at the Red Fort barracks. The museum even included a wooden chair, cap, and sword that was used by Bose himself.
Yaad-e-Jallian Museum is dedicated to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre which gives you an informative insight into the unfortunate event that took place in April 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. The museum features a replica of the memorial at Jallianwala Bagh and highlights the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during WW1, with a poem about the plight of the Indian soldiers that was penned by Sarojini Naidu on display.
The Museum of 1857 signifies the struggles of the sepoy mutiny during the first war of independence that took place in 1857. It gives you a glimpse into the timeline of the events that took place and lead up to the uprising.
Drishyakala Museum showcases the best of Indian art and culture through four historical exhibitions that span over three centuries and 450 works of art. The portray of artwork showcases major artists’ work like Raja Ravi Verma, Amrita Sher Gil, Rabindranath Tagore, Abaniindranath Tagore, and Jamini Roy.
Address: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006