Karachi History Under Raj Exhibition Opens

via www.dawn.com

All the rooms and pavilions of the Mohatta Palace Museum buzzed with activity as a major exhibition showcasing the history of Karachi got under way on Wednesday. Organized by the Mohatta Palace Museum in collaboration with the Dawn Group of Newspapers, the 90-day exhibition is titled Jewel in the crown: Karachi under the Raj 1843-1947.

All the rooms and corridors in the two floors of the Mohatta Palace Museum are occupied by exhibits, quite a few of which have never been displayed before. Seven pavilions on the lawns of the building, also contain a large number of exhibits and pictures which have been thematically arranged.

Outside the pavilions, a towering statue of Queen Victoria stands tall on the lawns of the Mohatta Palace. She is accompanied by two lions sitting tamely at her feet. A photograph in one of the pavilions shows the same scene. The photograph was taken during the visit of Prince and Princess of Wales to Karachi in 1905/06…