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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.
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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. greatgameindia.com/the-east-offer…
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. greatgameindia.com/the-east-offer…
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#RobbingGod

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.

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#RobbingGod

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.

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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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