‘Disney-fied’ revamp of India’s Jallianwala Bagh memorial sparks stormy debate – Asia – South China Morning Post

‘Disney-fied’ revamp of India’s Jallianwala Bagh memorial sparks stormy debate – Asia – South China Morning Post

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A stormy debate has broken out in India over the restoration of a memorial for one of the bloodiest massacres in British colonial history, with critics lamenting the addition of garish embellishments and historians complaining that history has been erased.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the revamped memorial on Saturday, but the backlash began when pictures emerged on social media. Indians were outraged at what they felt was a desecration of a sombre remembrance site – the…Read More

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