'That there is today an India to think and talk about' wrote President Rajendra Prasad in his diary 'is very largely due to Sardar Patel's statesmanship and firm administration.'

At the time of independence, the Princely states formed about two-fifths of the territory and comprised a quarter of the population of colonial India. The decision to accede to either India or Pakistan was left to the rulers of the princely states. Taking charge of the States Ministry that had been formed with the view to facilitating the process of Accession of States, on Patel's broad shoulders fell the monumental task of creating United India.

This Exhibition showcases Sardar Patel's untiring efforts toward piecing together these fragments into the Indian union. The remarkable story of how the nation that the world knows as India was built piece by piece.