Statues and the Case of False Unities: Visakhapatnam (Raja of Bobbili: 20th Century)

This statue is of the Bobbili Raja who became a chief minister of the state of Madras soon after Independence. Note that no mention is made on this plaque or in the collection as a whole of the earlier raja who fought against Bussy and the Raja of Vizianagaram. This probably would raise too many questions about the supposed unity of the collection. And yet Tandra Papparayudu is represented. (See below.)