The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) will inaugurate an exhibition entitled “Faces and Features: Caricatures of Indian and Egyptian personalities” by the Egyptian Caricature Society on 30 October 2013. The exhibition will display prominent Indian figures from the field of politics, art, literature and cinema, and they will be shown alongside leading Egyptians in similar fields. Indian personalities that are depicted include Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, while Egyptians include Naguib Mahfouz, Youssef Chahine and Omar Sharief.
The exhibition will be jointly inaugurated by First Undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture Ms Camelia Sobhi and the Ambassador of India to Egypt Mr Navdeep Suri. Mr Ahmed Toghan, the pioneering caricaturist and the President of the Caricature Society, whose work will be shown in the exhibition, will also address the gathering.
The Egyptian Caricature Society has recently worked closely with the Maulana Azad Centre to create an exhibition of caricatures of Gandhi to be inaugurated on 2 October, marking the International Day of Non-Violence and the 144th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Both India and Egypt have a rich history of caricatures and cartoons, and the exhibition is the first of a series of steps to deepen the cooperation in the field of caricature art between India and Egypt.
The inauguration will take place at 5:30 pm on 30 October at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), 23, Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo. The exhibition will remain open until 14 November, except for Fridays and Saturdays.