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This is the story of "The East offering her Riches to Britannia", a painting commissioned by the 24 Directors of the East India Company.…
In 1778, the directors of the East India Company installed an extravagant new painting in their London headquarters, East India House - ten feet across and over eight feet high, Spiridione Roma’s giant allegory of The East Offering Her Riches to Britannia.…
Fixed to the ceiling of the Company’s revenue committee room, where the directors monitored flow of profit and loss, the purpose of The Offering was simple: to convey the commercial domination that the Company had now achieved in Asia, specifically India.…
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The story of how a death at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire set in motion a series of events and a fierce rivalry that engulfed Tirumala Tirupati Temples in such a way the reverberations of which are felt even today.…

How East India Company tookover Tirumala Tirupati Temples & established rules for its plunder through the entry of their agent Mahants & establishment of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams for successive independent Indian governments to follow.…
Centuries ago funds from these world’s richest temples of Tirumala Tirupati influenced not just elections of #Commonwealth but financed operations of bankrupt #BritishEmpire & setup numerous modern business houses involved in smuggling antiques even today.…
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