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Portraits of Progress: Confronting Indian Malnutrition through Field-based Research under the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI)

The opening reception for this new exhibit was on Thursday, May 3rd from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Mann Library, Second Floor Gallery. “Portraits of Progress” celebrates five years of the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) and its focus on solving chronic malnutrition in India through action-oriented, multidisciplinary academic research and policy analysis. A collaboration between TCI and Mann Library, the exhibit features several TCI researchers and their work as seen through the lens of people from various Indian regions, backgrounds and culinary traditions. Through a series of portraits and rich visual details from life across India, the installation showcases how systemic issues such as water quality and sanitation, access to markets, and gender can determine an individual’s fundamental ability to procure and absorb safe, nutritious foods on a year-round basis.