Case Of The Stolen Tirumankai Alvar Statue – And How It Charts A Path For Future Restitution Cases

An interesting case is underway where a stolen 15th century Indian bronze, from a Tamil Nadu temple, is in the process of being returned to India from the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford. Though India has been in pursuit of its stolen artefacts for decades, this one is interesting in its details and serves as a great precedent for future restitution of idols to India.

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