India Pavilion

This striking pavilion, whose first floor was screened by cascades of falling water into a lotus pond, reflected India's industrial and social progress since independence in 1948. Visual displays and recordings explained how this once backward nation was now able to manufacture such heavy industrial items as aircraft engines, locomotives and automobiles, as well as producing goods for export. Other displays showed the growth of universities, technical schools and research laboratories.

An exhibition of art works, ancient and modern showed the diversity of India's culture. These included a 5th Century Budda, a carved 18th Century palace door, 20th Century murals, etc.

The round, graceful structure that adjoined the main pavilion, was a restaurant that served traditional Indian dishes. Its ceiling was a reproduction of an ancient temple.

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