World and International Exhibition Montreal 1967 - Expo67

Man and his Universe

April 28, 1967 - October 29, 1967


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India

India at the Exhibition Expo Montreal 1967

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Architect(s) : M. M. Rana

Constructed of teak, rosewood, sandalwood, stone, pink sandstone and white marble, the pavilion is rectangular in shape and stands on a terrace adorned with fountains and flowerbeds.

The theme of the presentation is India Past, Present and Future. The pavilion is entered through rosewood doors studded with copper.

The ground floor is devoted to India through the ages: its people, traditions, philosophy, religions, art, literature, temples, meeting places and bazaars.

Upstairs, it is contemporary and future India, its economic and industrial expansion, its exports and the forthcoming advent of the use - for peaceful purposes - of atomic energy.

A scale replica of the hut where Gandhi lived catches the visitor's eye. A piece of cloth woven by the Mahatma can be seen on a railing.

A restaurant, with a rich blue carpeted floor, offers the delights of Tandoori cuisine prepared in full view of the visitors, in clay ovens.

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