• Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Treasuring Asian art

Richard Blurton with the Shiva Nataraja statue at the British Museum.

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Amit Roy A DEBATE has long raged about Britain returning art treasures to its former colonies. At one level, the answer is simple – property stolen or looted should be returned. But for Indians, there is a more difficult question: would we rather the treasures had remained or were now returned to India to be lost or degraded through indifference and neglect – let’s face it, we are not very good at looking after our heritage – or are we content to see them being restored and displayed with great care and attention in Britain? Personally, I have long…

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