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India and the World: A History in Nine Stories was a landmark exhibition presented as a collaboration between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Mumbai, the British Museum in London and the National Museum, New Delhi, with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Supported by the Tata Trusts and the Getty Foundation, this project was planned to coincide with the celebrations of 70 years of Indian Independence.

The exhibition was hosted at CSMVS, Mumbai, from 11 November 2017 to 18 February 2018, and at the National Museum, New Delhi, from 5 May 2018 to 30 June 2018. This site now exists as an archive of the exhibition, its content, and the collaboration between the organisations involved.


India and the World: A History in Nine Stories showcased some of the most important objects and works of art from the Indian subcontinent in dialogue with iconic pieces from the British Museum collection. The exhibition brought together around 200 objects not only from the collections of the British Museum, London; CSMVS, Mumbai; and National Museum, New Delhi but from around 20 museums and private collections across India. It highlighted the strong connections India has shared historically with the rest of the world, promoting an exchange of ideas and influences that have helped create a global culture.