Rare copies of Holy Quran on display at National Museum Delhi

New Delhi: Rare copies of the Holy Quran, from 7th CE to 19th CE, scripted in different calligraphic styles and inscribed in different epochs are put on display at National Museum- a prestigious Cultural organization under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Dr Nasim Akhtar, former Curator (Manuscripts) of the National Museum and world-famous scholar and Manuscriptologist inaugurated the exhibition to be open from 27th February 2018 to 31st March 2018.

Thirteen unique and unseen copies of Holy Quran, inscribed in major calligraphies like Kufic, Naskh, Raihan, Thulth and Bihari, are put on display in the museum. Speaking at the event, Dr B R Mani, the Director General, National Museum and Vice-Chancellor, National Museum Institute, New Delhi said, “This exhibition explains the emergence and proliferation of various styles of Calligraphies and scripts.”