UK museum to ink MoU with Maha to send Shivaji's 'Tiger Claws' for exhibition : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

UK museum to ink MoU with Maha to send Shivaji's 'Tiger Claws' for exhibition

UK museum to ink MoU with Maha to send Shivaji's 'Tiger Claws' for exhibition


PTI

London, October 1

The Victoria and Albert (V and A) Museum is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Government next week, which will see 17th century ‘Tiger Claws’ weapon believed to have belonged to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj make a journey back to India for an exhibition.

During a protracted military engagement in 1659, the legendary Maratha leader held metal claws, or wagh nakh, concealed in his hand and is said to have disembowelled his opponent Afzal Khan, the commander of the opposing Bijapur army.

It is believed, though unverified, that the set of claws then came into the possession of James Grant Duff, an officer of the East India Company who gifted it to the museum. The V and A description explains: “The last Peshwa of the Marathas, Baji Rao II, surrendered to the British in June 1818 after defeat in the Third Anglo-Maratha War. It is possible he also surrendered this weapon to Grant Duff. It has not been possible to verify whether these tiger claws are the ones used by Shivaji nearly 160 years earlier.”

#England #London #Maharashtra


Top News

CBI takes over probe into irregularities in NEET-UG; FIR registered

CBI takes over probe into irregularities in NEET-UG; FIR registered

This comes a day after the Centre announced that the probe i...

Lok Sabha session from Monday, row over appointment of Mahtab as pro-tem speaker set to cast its shadow

Lok Sabha session from Monday, row over appointment of Mahtab as pro-tem speaker set to cast its shadow

The row over appointment of BJP leader and seven-term member...

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual abuse of party worker

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual abuse of party worker; case handed over to CID

He was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a p...

Police register FIR against girl for performing ‘asana’ in Golden Temple

Police register FIR against girl for performing ‘asana’ in Golden Temple

She apologises for her mistake on social media

Group of miscreants try to create ruckus at the farmers’ protest site on Shambhu border

Group of miscreants try to create ruckus at the farmers’ protest site at Shambhu border

They try to hijack the stage but the farmers drive them back...


Cities

View All