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Legend missing in Thiruva'l'luvar statue in London

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 July 2008, 17:02 GMT]
The prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London displays a statue of the ancient Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruva'l'luvar in its premises. The plaque noting him a Tamil scholar and the palm-leave book in his left hand are missing for some time.

The book disappeared first and now the legend.

In his right hand is a stylus used in writing on palm leaves in ancient times.

The statue was found slightly vandalized even in 2002 as revealed in an interview by Dr. Stuart Blackburn of the Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at the SOAS.

In an interview that appeared in a publication 'Voicing Folkore' by M. D. Muthukumarasamy in 2002, Dr. Blackburn further said that the statue was sculpted in Tamil Nadu and was gifted by a former High Commissioner of India in London to the University.

Missing legend for Thiruva'l'luvar statue
The statue of Thiruva'l'luvar photographed on Thursday. Note the missing plaque and the absence of the book in the left hand.
The statue photographed some times back. The book in his left hand was missing, but the plaque was there.
[Photo courtesy: http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/18/8826/900/P5294281.4.jpg]
Missing legend for Thiruva'l'luvar statue
The statue displayed in the premises of the SOAS, near its entrance.
Missing legend for Thiruva'l'luvar statue
The missing plaque

 

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