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Where is Victoria Memorial and who was it built for?

Asked by Rajender, 18 Jul '08 09:46 am
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The Victoria Memorial Hall was opened in 1921in Kolkata. It is also a museum where people could see before them pictures and statues of men who played a prominent part in the history of India and develop a pride in their past especially in relation to the history of Calcutta . Lord Curzon conceived it. Presently it is the finest and most prominent building and art museum of Calcutta, India, under the Department of Culture, Government of India.
Answered by Zeus, 18 Jul '08 10:00 am

 
  
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It is in Kolkata and it was built in the memory of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria was the first British monarch to be awarded the title of Queen-Empress of India in 1877After her death in 1901, Lord Curzon felt a monument should be built in her memory. In 1904 construction of this monument began and on completion it was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1921. Sir William Emerson designed this structure after the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is now a popular tourist attraction and two regular light and sound shows are held here in the evenings in English and Bengali.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 18 Jul '08 09:47 am

 
  
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The Victoria Memorial, located in Kolkata, India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also carried the title of Empress of India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction.

The memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Belfast City Hall. Earlier asked to design the building in the Italian Renaissance style, Emerson was against the exclusive use of European styles and incorporated Mughal elements in the structure. Vincent Esch was the superintending architect while Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs Martin & Co. of Calcutta.

Built between 1906 and 1921, it is a majestic white marble building at the southern end of the Maidan and surrounded by a sprawling garden. A black bronze Angel of Victory, holding a bugle in her hand was placed at the apex of the dome above the Memorial. It is fixed to its pedestal with ball bearings and acts a ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Jul '08 09:48 am

 
  
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memory of Queen Victoria
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 18 Jul '08 09:49 am

 
  
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