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“Sad state of Affairs”
Review of Statue of Dupleix

Statue of Dupleix
Kolkata
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9 reviews
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“Sad state of Affairs”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just drive by this statue if you have to. It is located on the end of the promenade, you can see it on your way from the railway station. I almost missed it the first time I drove by it. The statue cries for attention.

Visited May 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,184 reviews
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“Neglected statue of Dupleix”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Joseph-Francois Dupleix was sent to India with the French East India Company. In 1742 he succeeded Pierre Benoit Dumas as Governor General of Pondicherry, actually of all French establishments in India.
His decisions and actions have often been questioned. His statue is built at the southern end of the seaside promenade. The statue I'd neglected and in a poor state with no maintain acne at all. It is in a small walled area just off the promenade within which there is also a bust of the French author Victor Schoelcher.

Visited March 2014
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Pune
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“Zero maintained place”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is on Seaside Promenade road. He was the member of the superior council at Pondicherry. He succeeded Dumas as the French governor of Pondicherry. But his Statue is in very bad state. No cleanness and not maintained at all. You can visit this place while having an evening walk on Promenade.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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“should this man be celebrated?”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

being British I was interested to see that this statue of Dupleix was placed in such a prominent position at the southern end of the Beach Road as he was a failure and exceeded his brief when trying to become a kind of mini Napoleon in India and also present day Myanmar. Delusions of grandeur spring to mind. The one good thing is that the city clearly have no time for his statue as it is presented in a poor fashion with a large notice saying "Pondicherry isn't the same when you litter" next to litter and graffiti.

Visited February 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“Statue of Dupleix”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

near the rock beach...not well maintained...its just a statue...near to it is a miniature elephant statue, benches to relax, small garden area

Visited January 2014
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