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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Calcutta Again (2018): Photo 121

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Evan Cotton a century ago wrote of Calcutta that "there is probably no city in the Empire so plentifully adorned with statues of public men erected by subscription." Independent India has gone some way toward maintaining the tradition. Here, close to the Victoria Memorial is Indira Gandhi. She stands in front to the Everest Building. To her left is the Tata building and, behind it at 879, "42," the tallest building in India. Wonder about those foundations!

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