India

Victoria Memorial Hall

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Kolkata, India

The idea for this monument came originally from Lord Curzon’s secretary, when Calcutta was still the seat of government. The Viceroy took it up enthusiastically, saying:

“Let us, therefore, have a building, stately, spacious, monumental and grand, to which every newcomer in Calcutta will turn, to which all the resident population, European and Native, will flock, where all classes will learn the lessons of history, and see revived before their eyes the marvels of the past.”

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