Exhibition on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

The exhibition is being conducted by Delhi Craft Council.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya:  Name of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay should be a fixture in Indian textbooks she was a freedom fighter, a social reformer, a feminist icon and a pioneering force in the revival of India’s handicrafts. Instead, on April 3, when Google created a special doodle to mark her 115th birth anniversary, her name was unfamiliar to most Indians, a testament to how often history forgets to celebrate remarkable women.

Wasn’t easy to contain Kamaladevi’s life and legacy on a few mounted placards, but a new exhibition at the India International Centre attempts to introduce people to her vast contributions. It is befitting that both the venue and the organisers speak of Kamaladevi’s legacy the exhibition has been put together by the Delhi Craft Council, which was founded by her in 1967 and is showing at IIC’s Kamaladevi complex, named after her in honour of her services as the organisation’s first vice-president.

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