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Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture Logo with the word India incorporating English and Arabic lettering.

Qatar - India 2019

8th edition of Years of Culture

During this unique year-long cultural programme, participants from Qatar and India exchanged ideas and experiences through engaging workshops, stunning performances, popular exhibitions, and events celebrating each nation's traditional and contemporary cultures.
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Indian sculpture from the Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts exhibition at  Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

10 years of culture

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Strengthening Friendships Between Nations

Throughout 2019, Qatar partnered with India to explore and celebrate the cultural similarities and differences between the two nations. Over the course of a year, people from both countries experienced a varied programme of enriching events, performances, talks, workshops and more.

 The Taj Mahal at sunset, an elegant white marble Indian monument, viewed from the side next to a grassy bank and river.
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 The Taj Mahal at sunset, an elegant white marble Indian monument, viewed from the side next to a grassy bank and river.

Some of the many artistic highlights included Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts, an exhibition of spectacular pieces at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. Where Cultures Meet: A Photographic Encounter Between Qatar And India at Katara Cultural Village resulted from two Qatari photographers travelling to India and two Indian photographers spending time in Qatar to connect with people from different cultures through photography. Of course, no cultural exchange with India would be complete without an homage to Bollywood, with a colourful tribute at the Opera House in Katara. Sports fans also enjoyed a first-of-its-kind indoor cricket league at Lusail Sports Arena.The International Yoga Day held at the National Museum of Qatar had more than 1,600 yoga enthusiasts who participated in a class. Qatar - India 2019 was a tremendous success, enabling collaborative relationships, creative synergies and life-long friendships to form.

Qatar - India 2019

A Year of Cultural Experiences

Looking out through the doorway of a mosque towards the city skyline, during the Qatar-India 2019 photography exchange.

Film & Photography

Cultural Exchange Programs

Where Cultures Meet - A Photographic Encounter Between Qatar And India

Gallery 18, Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar / India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Seen from above, a selection of contemporary Indian fashion and textiles displayed at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.

Fashion & Design

Art Exhibitions

Tradition, Craft and Sustainability - A Path To Timeless Beauty

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Two actors perform a scene from The Monsoon Wedding Musical during the grand opening of Qatar-India 2019.

Theatre & Music

Events

The Monsoon Wedding

2019/01/17

Black Box Theatre at Okhla, New Delhi, India
A group of people silhouetted against a blue background, with an oversized human anatomical model statue.

Museums & Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

RAQS Media Collective Exhibition

2019/01/20

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Four male Indian dancers perform Ticket to Bollywood on stage, in front of a red flame backdrop.

Theatre & Music

Events

Ticket To Bollywood - An Indian Bioscope

2019/02/04

Katara Opera House
2 men in artist Faraj Daham's studio surrounded by painted artworks, during Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture.

Museums & Art Exhibitions

Cultural Exchange Programs

Faraj Daham - What about art? Artist Residency

2019/04/20

Mumbai
Three men stand side by side in front of a printed background, holding a cricket shirt.

Sports Events

Events

Indoor Cricket League

2019/05/14

Lusail Sports Arena
Hundreds of people take part in a yoga class for International Yoga Day at the National Museum of Qatar.

Sports Events

Events

International Yoga Day

2019/06/22

National Museum Of Qatar
Indian sculpture from the Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts exhibition at  Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

Museums & Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Set in Stone - Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts

2019/10/22

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

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