1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

INDIA

This striking pavilion, whose first floor is screened by cascades of water falling into a lotus pond, reflects the tremendous industrial and social progress that India has made in the last decade and a half as an independent nation. An exhibition of art works, ancient and modern, indicates the diversity of India's cultures. Other exhibits show how effective democracy has come to the nation's 450 million people, and how industry and education have boomed. A shop sells rare art objects, saris, baskets and stoneware. A restaurant in a separate building serves the delicacies of the land.

* Admission: free.

 Highlights 
ART OLD AND NEW. The high artistic achievements of many peoples and periods are on display: a Fifth Century Buddha, a carved 18th Century palace door, 20th Century murals, and others.
"PROGRESS AND DEMOCRACY." Displays of handicrafts - baskets, glassware, textiles - illustrate the village handicrafts being encouraged under the Community Development Program and through cooperatives which market the items.
INDUSTRY AND INTELLECT. Visual displays and recordings explain how this once backward nation is now able to manufacture such heavy items as aircraft engines, locomotives and automobiles, as well as producing good for export and exploiting the peaceful possibilities of atomic energy. Other displays show the growth of universities, technical schools and research laboratories.
RESTAURANT. This round, graceful structure, whose ceiling reproduces that of an ancient temple, serves such dishes as Tandori chicken (charcoal-roasted with spices) and puffy bread.

INDIA

Old cultures and new industry are portrayed in this pavilion, set behind a cascade of water.

On display are evidences of India's diverse heritage and its recent achievements as an independent democracy of 450 million people. A shop sells art objects and handicrafts, and a restaurant serves native delicacies.

ART OLD AND NEW. A Fifth Century Buddha, 20th Century murals and fabulous tapestries are shown.
SKILLS REBORN. Textiles, baskets, glassware and brass illustrate the revival of handicrafts under the Community Development Program.
A NEW AGE. Displays and recordings show how a once-backward nation is now able to make aircraft engines and automobiles, and exploit the peaceful uses of atomic power. Other exhibits emphasize the growth of education and research.
RESTAURANT. Under a ceiling copied from an ancient temple, diners enjoy tasty Indian dishes. A snack bar serves inexpensive meals.
 
Admission: free.

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