posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 12:20 PM
It's quite a symbolic move at first glance, but Pisky's right, when you look a bit deeper it's a bit sad that the sword has been demoted to a toy
for a corporate fat cat to buy popularity with. I felt his comment that "no one had the right to possess it except for Indians" was especially
hypocritical, as it didn't belong to India, it belonged to Tipu. If he really cared about the sword he would be giving it to the closest descendant
as a gift.
Very nice sword though, can see why it was confiscated.
Maybe this'll inspire the British museum to give back the Elgin Marbles.