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French India - Expo Paris 1937

French India at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© H. Chipault
Architect(s) : Hartwing et Gérodias

Its architectural composition and the distribution of its main elements was a modern adaptation of the principles of the Hindu habitat.

The entrance was characterised by a platform surrounded by twelve columns supporting a light canopy thirteen metres high.

Opposite, a peristyle, flanked by symbolic animals, reminiscent of the remains of Gingy (India), gave access to the exhibition hall proper, where, in the stands and showcases, the strictly Hindu works of art were displayed.

At the back of the hall, a corridor led to an inner courtyard with Shiva dancing in the centre.

In the galleries were reproductions of Hindu religious monuments, bronze and stone deities, and tapestries.

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