Ya'll Nibbiars made by Indians under the supervision of a Indian and with the Indian taxes. this kind of Ignoramce opinions happens when you dont knew your own history. The Sitaram Khanderao and Madherao Janardhan are the behind this historic monuments. And read some history before passing some comments. and by this logic India Gate also need to be demolished right?.
I disagree with your opinion.
Just because it was built by Indians doesn't take away its colonial past. Indians who paid tax for it and made it had no other choice. Its not a monument of Indian achivement but an icon of Indian obedience.
India Gate, Taj Mahal, all of those monuments built by invaders should be demolished. Not a single stone laid by occupiers should stay standing within our country.
These type of buildings effect people psychologically. It fuels people's inferiority complex and represents invaders as benevolent rulers. This destruction requires a society that is confident in itself to know they have capability to build better than occupiers.
Muslims whenever they conquered a land the first thing they always did was destroy all native architecture and build Islamic monuments on top of it. British too applied similar tactics but in more subtle way.
When America gained independence they completely rejected British laws and British governing systems. They built their own constitution and laws from scratch. They refused to be part of commonwealth. This is what is called a proud and confident society. Indians on the other hand feel proud to keep archaic colonial British laws and parliamentary democracy. We take pride in obeying a system that was forced upon our ancestors against their will. We still seek our former master's validation for any change in our supposedly free system.
Its a shame that our people still see those monuments of slavery as something that needs to preserve for future generations so they can grow up and see how his/her great great great grandfather was forced to build this building by his masters.
Freedom isn't a physical thing but rather a mindset. Saying British built something so lets just keep it otherwise we sill look silly is not a free mindset.