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The world’s biggest statue is a right-wing play at revising Hindu nationalism’s place in history

On October 31st, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the world’s tallest statue -- a 597 foot effigy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first deputy prime minister. Alongside Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel led India’s freedom struggle as part of the Congress Party, which opposes the ruling Hindu-nationalist...

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