Staff Reporter

Hyderabad: The Salar Jung Museum (SJM) is organising a special exhibition on the "Glorious Quran". As many as 68 selected copies of English and French translations of the Quran are put on display. Hossein Ravesh, Consulate-General, Islamic Republic of Iran, inaugurated the exhibition on Thursday.

Nawab Ahteram Ali Khan, member, SJM Board, presided over the function. A. Nagender Reddy, incharge Director, SJM, was present.

The Gita and the Quran, a book written by Pandit Sunderlal and `The essence of Quran" published by Sarva Seva Sangh, Varanasi, are other notable texts.

Also on display are 24 rare artefacts on which Quranic verses are inscribed. They include an Istanbul glass decanter and vase, metal bowls of Syria and Aftaba, an incense burner, a Mother of Pearl chair with inscriptions. These artefacts belong to 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. There are 24 calligraphic panels on show. The exhibition be open to the public from October 22 to 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.