HAMPI AND NEWTOWN: Stories of two cities

A photographic study of urban memory by Rajib De

Magnificent ruins are what remain of Hampi’s rise and prominence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. In its prime, Hampi was three times the size of contemporary Paris, and second only to the imperial city of Beijing during the reign of the Ming dynasty at that time.

Today, Hampi lies silent and deserted in the wake of its own departed magnificence. At the same time, new cities are rising out of the rural soil. One of these, eponymously called Newtown, is waking into being in another part of India.

Date: 10th to 20th August 2018
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Road
Viewing Time: 11 am – 7 pm