What the World’s Tallest Statue Says About the World’s Biggest Democracy


by Time

Time— India's Statue of Unity is seen by many as a symbol of division

Highsnobiety—India’s 597-Foot Statue of Unity Becomes the World’s Tallest Statue. India has just unveiled the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, standing 597 feet, which makes it almost twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Having cost $430 million to build, the monument — residing in the western state of Gujarat — celebrates independence leader, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi insists […]

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the Guardian—Celebrations as India unveils world’s tallest statue – in pictures. India has inaugurated the world’s tallest statue, a £314m effigy of the independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that is nearly twice the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty. The 182-metre Statue of Unity in Gujarat is part of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party’s efforts to rebrand what it calls ‘forgotten’ leaders Continue reading...