Illuminating India is a season of exhibitions and events that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics.
At its heart are two free major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
and Photography 1857–2017. Respectively they present a kaleidoscopic history of scientific breakthroughs in India and a unique photographic survey of the country's technological and cultural development.
The varied event season spotlights the diverse scientific and cultural fabric of India and includes film screenings, music and dance performances, conversations with experts and much more.
Illuminating India commemorates 70 years of Independence and is part of the British Council’s UK/India Year of Culture.
Hero image: Party Field, Janakpur, Nepal, 2016, from the series A Myth of Two Souls (2013 -) © Vasantha Yogananthan
Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
A kaleidoscopic exploration of scientific breakthroughs from the ancient past to the present day.Book now
The Man Who Knew Infinity + discussion
Friday 16 February 2018
The story of Srinavasa Ramanujan, whose theories revolutionised mathematics. With a discussion hosted by the President of the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan.
Sadhguru in conversation with Jo Marchant
Monday 13 November 2017
Join us for a lively discussion on science and spirituality with yogi and New York Times best-selling author Sadhguru and acclaimed science journalist and author Jo Marchant.
India Illuminated + private tour of 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
Leading experts on Indian science, innovation and technology share their wisdom with an intimate audience.
Artist Chila Kumari Burman's work challenges stereotypical assumptions of South Asia. We are proud to have commissioned her to create a series of artworks, collectively entitled India Illuminated! that represent her response to the objects and stories in Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation. They are on display at the entrance of the exhibition.