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Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry

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Once a former governor of Pondicherry, the Statue of Dupleix memorializes the French recognition of Joseph’ Dupleix’s contribution to India and France. Originally installed in 1870, 126 years after Dupleix left Pondicherry, the statue can now be found alongside Promenade Beach. The 2.88m (9.5 ft) tall statue shows Dupleix in a commanding stance, with his left hand on the hilt of his sword, and his right holding a plan of Pondicherry. Prominent features of the statue include the Curt dress, as well as the bag wig and long riding boots. Restoration of the statue was undertaken in 2014. Put Statue of Dupleix on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pondicherry trip builder.
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  • a show like that at the turn of a stroll between two visits more interesting and must-see...
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  • We have read about Dupleix in our history book . He seemed to be cordial with native Indians.Personally I admired him.  more »
  • in a small park along the beach of Pondi, mice love the place too! just to see the statue of Dupleix and affixed registration.
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