VISIT | Discover Maharaja Duleep Singh and a slice of Anglo-Indian History at Thetford | Norfolk
A compelling statue to the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire - Duleep Singh.
A statue to Maharaja Duleep Singh in the middle of this Norfolk market town
A tribute to the connection between Norfolk and the heritage of this man
An interesting and essential part of the history that lies between India and Britain
"...this tribute to an essential understanding of Britain's relationship with India and Sikhism..."
For some, this statue seems at odds with its surroundings. It lies on Butten Island, on the edge of the river Thet, in this most East Anglian of small market towns.
But the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, the last leader of the Punjab once made Thetford and in particular the estate at Elvedon his home.
The statue to Duleep Singh is a sign of respect and remembrance but also a connection between east and west. A piece of Sikh art that draws together both the background of the man, the respect held for him still and the place he supported.
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Find the sculpture of Duleep Singh on Butten Island on the Riverside Walk near Bridge Street in Thetford, Norfolk