Note : Only the 2 busts carry any identification. The Viceroys (below) must have been so well known that there was no need to engrave their names.
Want to know more about the Viceroys Governor-Generals and the structure of Government of India under British Rule ? Then click here . This will clear a few myths . That the British united India . They united only half of India ( or less). The booty ( conveniently named revenue ) was collected from all of India though. India was really made a unit only at Independence when the "Princely States " were dissolved. Why is this important ? .. Because very little changed after Independence (within Government offices ). The Babus and the Faujis could not wait to step into their shoes .... :).It was a "collection sans returns" equation which still persists. It is also the done thing to quote laws and rules - without embarrassment - dating from pre-Independence times. ... Motor Vehicles act of 1935 .. Cantonments act of 1922 ..Old Grant of 1835. etc... Worse the Indian Penal Code written in 1833(~) by Macaulay, and implemented in 1865(~), after lying for decades in dusty shelves.
Lets not split hairs, it is Ok to say that the system "lock stock and barrel" is a legacy of the East India Company(!). Our half-baked democracy ( the legacy of the departing crown ) could only deliver the right man as Prime Minister when the system malfunctioned. Every few years we are given the opportunity to choose from imbeciles and criminals to represent our cause, and yes .. LEGISLATE!!. To add insult to injury they are called leaders by our free press. Not many years back during some election or the other a Bank Teller put it very appropriately .. " Aji yeh to hamari kismet hai , ab to hanson par kavvye raj kar rahen hain". Amen to that.
If you want a guided tour of the Coronation Ground Site in Delhi then leave a message for Nigel Hankin at the gates of the British Embassy and book a time (Rs.2000). He has no phone and there is no other way to contact him. ( Or search the net for Nigel Hankin for more details ).