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Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives

Amita Baig (Author) Rahul Mehrotra (Author)

Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives presents a new perspective on the Taj Mahal and Agra. The city and its iconic monuments have often been written about, exclusive of each other. Many stories from Agra form the pillars on which the Taj Mahal was built. Pleasure gardens or a dusty township of the Middle Ages, Agra has many dimensions. The book looks at global events, national events and showcase contemporary buildings and subsequent events which transformed it from a sacred personal space to part of world heritage. The book is a broader and more accessible understanding of these stories, of Agra and the Taj Mahal.

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About the authors

Amita Baig

Amita Baig has been committed to the protection and preservation of India's heritage for over twenty-five years. She has promoted new methods for the protection of historic sites, and has been at the forefront of the conservation movement in India, promoting the concept of preservation with stakeholder partnership. She was Director General of the Architectural Heritage Division at INTACH before becoming an independent consultant. She is currently Consultant to the World Monuments Fund for its India programme.

Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra is a Professor of Architecture at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning. He has been in Private practice since 1990 as principal of RMA Architects, a Mumbai-based Architecture office engaged in building design, urban planning, and conservation projects. Professor Mehrotra has written extensively on the city of Mumbai and on Architecture in South Asia.

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Title Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.05.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383202027
length 256p., Plates; 254 x 324cm.