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Erection date: 14/11/2015


{On a large plaque attached to the front of the plinth:}
Work is worship
Basaveshwara 1134 - 1168
This statue was unveiled by Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon Prime Minister of India on 14 Nov 2015.

{On a large plaque attached to the back of the plinth:}
Basaveshwara, 1134 - 1168, pioneer of democracy and social reformer.
Erected with the support of The Basaveshwara Foundation, The Government of Karnataka, India and Councillor Dr Neeraj Patil, Mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth, 2010-2011.

{Each of the sides carries a large deep relief depicting a scene in the life.}

The project to erect the statue was masterminded by Dr Patil.

Site: Basaveshwara statue (1 memorial)

SE1, Albert Embankment

We read that this site was chosen so that the pioneer of the world's largest democracy could face the home of the world's oldest democracy, but the later claim is hotly disputed.

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Basaveshwara / Basava / Basavanna

12th century Indian philosopher, poet, social reformer and pioneer of democracy.

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Basaveshwara Foundation

Presumably set up with the sole objective of erecting the statue, we think th...

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Government of Karnataka, India

Karnataka is a region in the south west of India.

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Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India from 2014.

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Dr Neeraj Patil

Lambeth Labour Councillor 2006 – 14 and Lambeth Mayor  2010 - 11.

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