1 The High Court of Bombay is an exuberant neo-Gothic building completed in 1878 and still used, with only minor alterations, to the present day. A towering Victorian edifice, dauntingly ornate and representative of colonial rule, it constitutes a heavy symbolic presence that is substantially reinforced by its statuary of justice and mercy, its portraits, and other megalographic architectural features, including its carved tropes or sculpted emblemata. Judges arrive in the High Court by means of a separate entrance that befits either distinction or difference of...
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