[Jamia press release Nov 20, 2012]
The Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize a Seminar and Exhibition on “Black Taj: Myths and Manifestation” from November 21-24, 2012.
This event is an attempt to explore the knowledge gap on the subject of the Black Taj Mahal. Also, various aspects of the art, architecture, sociology, brand image etc of the Taj Mahal will be presented in new light via lectures, forums, exhibition and documentaries.
The highlight of the exhibition is the miniature model of black Taj Mahal awarded by the President of India in 1996.
The Inauguration of the exhibition is scheduled to be held on November 21, 2012 at 11 AM in M.F. Husain Art Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr. Karan Singh, President, ICCR will be the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Programme.
Mr. Max Claudet, Director, Institute Francais will be the Guest of Honour on this occasion.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) M.A. Zaki, Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia will preside over the programme.
November 22, 2012 – Exhibition on Display (All Day)
November 23, 2012
Ø Panel Discussion on “Heritage Interpretation of Taj Mahal and Issues” at 11 AM
Ø Lecture on “Art Appreciation of Taj Mahal” at 12 Noon.
The Valedictory Function will be held at 3 PM.
Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities, New Delhi will be the Chief Guest of the Valedictory Function.
Mr. K.K. Mohammad, Retd. Superintending Archaeologist, Archeological Survey of India will be the Guest of Honour.
All are cordially invited.