Monday, August 19, 2013

The Indian Gateway, Brighton

Walking around Brighton, the visitor comes across a fabulous, large, eastern building, the Royal Pavilion. However, behind this extraordinary (for the West) building, there is a gateway with a history. The gateway below is the gift of India, in commemoration of her sons who – stricken in the Great War – were tended in the Pavilion in 1914 and 1915. It is dedicated to the use of the inhabitants of Brighton by H.H. the Maharaja of Patiala on October 26th 1921 B.N. Southall, Mayor. It is this another paradigm of the good relations of different peoples from all around the world, especially during difficult periods, such as World War I. 

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