national anthropological museum
artefacts and structures brought over from different regions in india (deserts, hills, forests, plains, etc).
its exhibitions are crying out to be curated better (or, at-least, captioned less lazily), but—like the pergamon museum in berlin—its contents are much-too magnificent to take slight against. this one deserves to be visited over a week (at-least), with architects and anthropologists and friends (and foes!) by one’s side.
exhibitions of tribal cultures of madhya pradesh: with homes, objects, rituals, ceremonial structures, games, paintings, musical instruments (and more) on display.
i’m glad the british left some things behind for us indians to see in our own museums. one can only dream they’d return some of their loot (and be less patronising when rejecting “please return the stuff you stole from us” requests from former colonies), so that we can learn more about our own heritage and history without bleeding £800 (per person) to come see them.