Exhibition “Travels of the Prince Waldemar of Prussia to India” in Delhi
Deputy Chief of Mission, Dr. Jasper Wieck, together with the President of the Federation of Indo-German Societies in India, Ambassador Ronen Sen, inaugurated the exhibition “Travels of the Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1844-1846) to India”. This exhibition of outstanding lithographs is organized by the Embassy in cooperation with the Federation of Indo-German Societies in India and India International Centre (IIC). Enlarge image Deputy Chief of Mission, Dr. Jasper Wieck held a speech (© German Embassy New Delhi)
Addressing the audience, Dr. Wieck highlighted the strong and long lasting bonds between India and Germany. He also appreciated the initiative of the Government of Punjab for beautifully reproducing the lithographs of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, which has enabled us to experience the India of the 19th century with the eyes of the prominent traveller from Prussia. Enlarge image The attendees listening with rapt attention (© German Embassy New Delhi)
The outcome of his trip to India were large number of notes, essays and observations on the cultural, historical, social and political scenery of India, a valuable of Indian arms and armoury, and a comprehensive herbarium of plants.
The address was followed by a keynote lecture by the art historian Dr. Jutta Jain-Neubauer on Waldemars´ aesthetic and cultural perception of India.
The exhibition of selected lithographs serves the viewer an opportunity to relive the unique journey of Prince Waldemar of Prussia through India. Enlarge image The exhibition is open for public at India International Centre (Annexe) from 3rd November to 9th November (11:00 am to 07:00 pm).
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Did you know that...Prince Waldemar of Prussia travelled to India in 1844?