Unique Exhibition On Great Odisha Famine Of 1866; Check Dates & Venue

Cuttack: The Cuttack Chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), in collaboration with the Cuttack Club, will be organizing a two-day exhibition to mark the 156th anniversary of Great Odisha Famine of 1866.

Never seen-before photographs, sketches and facsimiles of newspaper reportage of the famine in overseas press — British, American, Canadian, Australian and South African — during the period from 1865-68 will be on display at Cuttack Club, the exhibition venue, on June 18 and 19.

Dr Justice S. Muralidhar, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, will inaugurate the exhibition at the Annexe Hall of Cuttack Club on Saturday (June 18) at 10 am.

A set of postcards and two Special Covers will be released on the occasion.

Cuttack, the epicenter, was the most affected district during the famine which led to the death of nearly half a million people in the region.

Cuttack Club was where the Famine Commissioners had stayed from December 1866 to March 1867, when they wrote the epochal Famine Commission Report.

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