Thursday 18 September 2014

Seen & Heard by Lakshmi Viswanathan - Return of the Nataraja from Down Under

It is a coup of great significance.... the return of the Sripuranthan temple Nataraja and other sacred artifacts by Australia. The Modi government has achieved this without waiting for a prolonged legal battle. Even the fiery Melina Mercouri could not get the marble sculptures of the Greek Parthenon from the British Museum where they are displayed grandly as the ‘Elgin Marbles.’ Kudos to the Australian government.... They have understood national heritage diplomacy!

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