Exhibition of Pens Through the Ages – Peep into History

Starting today & for the next two weeks, Lucknow, a major metropolitan city in India will be host to the first Pen Exhibition of its kind.

This event will relay the long history of pens & the organisers hope to encourage young people to give their keyboards a rest, pick up a pen & start writing. Pen enthusiasts will be able to purchase or just admire pens costing anything from 1,000 to 40,000 rupees, that’s around £10 – £400 to us in the UK.


Major brands including Lamy, Sheaffer & Caran d’ache will be showcasing their wares, high end makers like Cross & Visconti are apparently also going to be on sale.

Pen Shows are held around the globe & this particular exhibition has been eagerly awaited by many. Some visitors seem to be on the look out for a gift for Diwali, the forthcoming Festival of Light whilst other pen lovers want to get a peep into history.

The exhibition has been organised by the owner of the oldest book shop in the area, Chander Prakesh, he is quoted as saying:

“Visitors would love to know how the first writing instruments were created by the Sumerians several thousand years ago,”

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Midnight Indigo

I've been fortunate to contribute to The Pen Vibe, a blog that indulges my passion for pens, inks, and their infinite possibilities. I explore the fascinating world of writing instruments, experimenting with different pens and vibrant ink colors to bring my ideas to life on paper. J.R.R. Tolkien once said, "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." This quote serves as a reminder to make every word count and to embrace the endless possibilities that writing brings.

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