Silent sentinels - A Quiz on Calcutta's Statues

The Statesman: 16th December 1995

(Click on the questions to know the answer)


  1. The statue of Lord Curzon (now in the Victoria Memorial compound)wears a special medallion.What is it?
    Order Of The Star Of India.

  2. Who was the sculptor of the statue of Queen Victoria at Victoria Memorial Hall?
    Thomas Brock.

  3. Name the father and son both of whose statues are found in Calcutta
    The father and the son are Ashutosh Mukherjee and Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee respectively.

  4. In 1964 a statue was installed at College Square which was a gift from the Srilankan Government.Whose statue is this?
    Anagarik Dharmapala,founder of the Mahabodhi Society in Calcutta.

  5. The pedestal on which the statue of Bal Gangadhar Tilak is now standing at Calcutta Maidan was used for someone else.Who was he?
    Viceroy John’s Lawrence.

  6. Which statue of Rabindranath Tagore in Calcutta is a gift from the Indo-USSR Cultural Relation Society in 1963?
    The statue of Rabindranath Tagore's Jorasanko residence.

  7. Where in Calcutta will you find the statue of the famous Tamil poet Subramanya Bharati?
    At the Vivekananda Park in South Calcutta.

  8. The Lenin statue at Esplanade was the work of which noted Russian sculptor?
    Nicolai Vasilev Tomsky.

  9. Name the first statue in Calcutta to be sculpted by an Indian sculptor?
    The statue of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar by sculptor Durga Mistri of Varanasi in 1899.

  10. “He is housed in a steel cage-perhaps to protect him from students!”So said cartoonist P.K.S.Kuttyabout whose statue?
    The statue of David Hare at the Hare school playground.

  11. Which statue in Calcutta is sculpted by John Teweed,a student of Auguste Rodin?
    The statue of Robert Clive(1913).

  12. Which statue in the city are the creation of the famous German sculptor Walfer Howard?
    Those of Marx and Engels at Curzon Park.

  13. The statue of Raja Rammohan Roy at the Maidan was made by two sculptors.Name them.
    The statue was started by Pramodh Gopal Chatterjee ,but when he failed to finish it in 15 years ,the task was taken over by Sunil Paul in 1983.

  14. Whose statue would you find in front of the main gate of Calcutta High Court?
    Surya Sen.