• Shreekaa Prabhuram Research Scholars Program, Harvard Students Agencies, In collaboration with Learn with Leaders


Repatriation of Artifacts, Global Discussion, Political Responsibility, Security, Historical Perspective


The British government has been at the forefront of global discussions on the return of cultural artifacts collected during colonization. India, Egypt, Greece, and Ethiopia are a few examples of the number of countries that are now demanding the return of their cultural heritage, which was taken away during the colonial era. Many historically relevant artifacts seem to inhabit a land far away from their origin, notably the Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Sword of Emperor Aurangzeb, the Lord Harihara Idol and the Sultangunj Buddha. The debate on returning these artifacts has raised important questions about the role of museums, the ethics of acquisition, security, and the need for political responsibility. The study will focus on collecting data through surveys from the citizens of both parties for a fair conclusion as well as a thorough analysis of historical perspectives relevant to the agenda. By analyzing the potential impact on diplomatic relations, cultural preservation, and the recognition of past injustices, this research aims to provide insights into the political responsibility of the British government concerning the repatriation of these artifacts.


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How to Cite

Shreekaa Prabhuram. (2023). ARTIFACTS REPATRIATION DEBATE: BRITISH RESPONSIBILITY TOWARD INDIA’S HERITAGE. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(9). Retrieved from