GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Culture
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1899
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 10, 2014 / AGRAHAYANA 19, 1936 (SAKA)
Reclaiming Antique Swords of Rani Chennamma
1899. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state;
(a) whether it is a fact that the antique swords of Rani Chennamma of Kittur have been housed in a London Museum, as reported by the media;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has made efforts to ensure these antiques are returned to India at the earliest; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
Minister Of State For Culture & Tourism (Independent charge) And
Minister Of State For Civil Aviation
(Dr. Mahesh Sharma)
(a): No, Sir. As per report received from High Commission of India at London, UK, no such object is displayed in British Museum at London.
(b)to(d): Question does not arise.