Bhubaneswar: An exhibition on ‘The Pride and Glory Of Bali-yatra’ with a never-before pictorial exhibition on Odishan cultural influence across South East Asia; and covering Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is being held at at Lalit Kala Akademi in the state capital.
The exhibition organised by Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations in collaboration with Odisha Tourism will conclude on Thursday. The exhibition also includes screening of a documentary film and release of a coffee-table book on the subject.
‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ is a first of its kind project that is dedicated to throw new light on the glorious maritime history of Odisha and the impact of this great passage of time and glorious tides on the face of the land across South East Asia. The presentations have been put together – by Sudip Sen, Director, Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations, and his core team – after much research on the subject and many visits to all the countries in South East Asia to interact with people and shoot there.
The curtain-raiser was held at Odisha State Maritime Museum, Cuttack, during Bali-yatra in November 2013. Thereafter, there have been many presentations in New Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar – in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Indian National Trust for Art, Culture & Heritage (INTACH) and Asiatic Society. Last year, ‘The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra’ presented the ‘View from Indonesia’ – in collaboration with the Embassy of Indonesia, New Delhi.
Sudip Sen, Director, Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations said, “The objective of ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ initiative, apart from throwing new light on Odishan cultural influence across South East Asia, is to rekindle the good old spirit of a adventure and enterprise that took the goodwill of Kalinga, places and all related media projects and presentations are designed to find a pride of place in the minds and hearts of people in Odisha and showcase ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ to the world.”