Some Excerpts……said about exhibitions:
In ‘toon’ with history: ..such gems of information were collected by DU professor Dr. Pramila Sharma, who curatored exhibition of political cartoons from the period 1877-1947…… (Pioneer. 27/9/2002)
Political cartoons are fossils of history ..This is perhaps the first time that political cartoons from all around the world, published during the British Raj on this theme will be exhibited in Delhi… (Indian Express. 25/9/2002)
Dr. L.M Singhvi. Member of Parliament & former Indian Ambassador to U.K
What a unique historical documentation of India’s Freedom Struggle in the midst of pride and prejudice, colonial oppression and exploitation. The Exhibition makes me proud of your achievement Dr. Sharma.
Madam Nethalie Trouveroy. Wife of Belgium Ambassador to India
History is expressed here in the strongest, most direct way….and what a fantastic achievement is to have assembled such a collection!
Ms. A. F. Ron. Embassy of Italy. New Delhi
..A quite amazing collection of political cartoons, many of which are masterworks!
Ms. C. Aurbay. Cultural Attaché. Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi
Very nice exhibition, we learned a lot about the history of Indian Independence.
Mani Puri. Student XII-A, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. New Delhi
It was really nice experience looking at these rare cartoons. It brought our history books alive and made the history of India humorous. Wonderful collection!
Kirti Sharma. Student XIII Ryan International School, New Delhi
This exhibition and workshop should take place countrywide.
Nirjhara Rastogi. Student. Mass Communication. Ist Year. I.P College. New Delhi
It shows, cartoons speak louder than plain words. Now I’ve got work to do, books to read and some reconsiderations to do. Thanks for the feast!
Ms.Chitra Srinivas. Sr. History Teacher. Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. New Delhi
It is one of the most fascinating exhibitions I have seen. What is interesting is not just the cartoons per se but the research that has gone behind each. It shows that cartoons can make the past so lively and fun.
Past three major public Exhibitions:
‘John Bull to Mother India: A Historic Journey towards Self Determination’
The first Archival Political World Cartoon Exhibition in South Asia.
Madam Nethalie Trouveroy. Wife of Belgium Ambassador to India along with Dr. L.M Singhvi. Member of Parliament & former Indian Ambassador to U.K inaugurated First Archival Political World Cartoon Exhibition in South Asia- "‘John Bull to Mother India: A Historic Journey towards Self Determination’ curated by Prof. Pramila Sharma on 23 Sept 2002 at India Habitat Centre. New Delhi
Date: 23-25th Sept 2002
Venue: Visual Art Gallery. India Habitat Centre.
Lodhi Road. New Delhi
Blessings were received from the President of India, Ambassadors and many others. The exhibition received high appreciation and excellent coverage from all leading TV channels and newspapers.
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