List of historical treasures that have been returned to India

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During the resistance period of India, much of Indian wealth and also the artifact was looted by the invaders. Some of these treasures also made way to Western shores through thievery. But now, India is trying to bring all of them home.

The details of the antiquities retrieved from foreign countries from 2015-2017 and current year up to December, 2018 is given below

 

Retrieved Indian Antiquities from Abroad from 2015 to 2018

 

S.No. Name State From Year Mode of retrieval Under the custody
1. Parrot Lady Madhya Pradesh Canada 2015 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
2. Durga (Mahishmardini) J&K Germany 2015 Voluntarily returned SPS Museum Sri Nagar, J&K
3. Uma Parameshwari Tamil Nadu Singapore 2015 Voluntarily returned Under the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
4. Bronze image of Saint Manikkavachaka Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned Under the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
5. Metal image of Ganesha Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned Under the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
6. Terracotta Female Figure (Honolulu Museum) Mauryan period Central India U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
7. Male Deity (Honolulu Museum) Madhya Pradesh U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
8. Floral Tile, Harvan Kashmir U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
9. Sri Devi, Chola Period  Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
10. Metal image of Bahubali Andhra Pradesh U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned PMO
11. Metal image of Parvati Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
12. Terracotta Plaque West Bengal USA 2016 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
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Metal image of Bhoodevi Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
14. Metal image of Chakkarathalwar Tamil Nadu U.S.A 2016 Voluntarily returned Idol Wing Tamil Nadu

 

15. Seated Buddha Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh Australia 2016 Voluntarily returned National Muséum New Delhi
16. Panel of Devotees of Buddha Andhra Pradesh Australia 2016 Voluntarily returned National Museum New Delhi
17. Stone image Pratyangira Tamil Nadu Australia 2016 Voluntarily returned Under the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
18. Sand Stone Male Figure in Tribhanga Posture Central India U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
19. Sand Stone Bust of a Female Central India U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
20. Sand Stone broken Figure Central India U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
21. Stone image of Durga Tamil Nadu U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
22. Damaged Sand Stone image of Nataraja in dancing posture. Central India U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
23. Mutilated Sand Stone Panel depicting two male Figures (vidhyadharas). Central India U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
24. Stone image of a couple Rajasthan U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
(mithuna) figure carved under a niche from Atru, Rajasthan.
25. Stone image of a couple Rajasthan U.S.A. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
(mithuna) Figure from Atru, Rajasthan.
26. Stone sculpture of Brahma and Brahamani Gujarat U.K. 2017 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
27. Durga Mahishasurmardini Uttarakhand USA MET Museum 2018 Voluntarily returned CAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
28. Bodhisattva Head Andhra Pradesh USA MET Museum 2018 Voluntarily returned Nagarjunakonda Museum, Andhra Pradesh

The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.

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