The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C
The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C
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Statue politics: how India quietly removed colonists from their pedestals

  • As statues of Edward Colston, Winston Churchill and M.K. Gandhi are targeted elsewhere, India pre-empted this by relocating colonial statues in the 1960s
  • With these now in parks, PM Narendra Modi commissioned the Statue of Unity, honouring nationalist leader Sardar Patel, which is the world’s tallest

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The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C
The marble statue of Sir William Peel, which was relocated to Flagstaff House in Barrackpore, after India began removing colonial-era statues. Photo: Sohini C
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