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The Buddha in Birmingham

The Buddha at Birmingham

Britain's crown jewels, which include the fabled Kohinoor diamond, are the chief attraction at the Tower of London this summer. The exhibition, which opened on March 29, 2012 is sponsored by De Beers and focuses on the coronation. We bring you another lesser told story of The Sultanganj Buddha - the largest metal figure of its kind in the world, which has been housed in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery since 1867. Text and images by Tisha Srivastav.