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Monuments of the Raj: British Buildings in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka & Myanmar

P N Chopra (Author) Prabha Chopra (Author)

The most explicit memorial of any empire is its architecture. The buildings it leaves behind are symbols of the power it once wielded. In its colonial palaces, govt. houses, town halls, churches, bungalows, post-offices and hotels, the British Empire left its mark on India. These buildings were generally inspired by British styles, adapted to local conditions and built in local materials by local craftsmen. The result was some of the most surprising and delightfully eccentric buildings to be seen anywhere. Monuments of the Raj is a comprehensive study of this remarkable legacy. The text supplemented by excellent and rare photographs provide a visual expression to this legacy and draws attention to this aspect of our heritage and pleads for its long team conservation. It the words of Philip Davies, “It is a shared heritage, the physical expression of the special relationship that exists between the two countries. More than most nations, the people of India acknowledge that the past and present are a part of single continuum”.

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About the authors

P N Chopra

Dr. P.N. Chopra is one of India's best known historians. Currently, Chief Editor of the Collected Works of Sardar Patel, lie was formerly Chief Editor of the Gazetteers in the Ministry of Education, as well the Chief Editor of who's who of Indian Martyrs. He was also Chief Editor of Towards Freedom project of the Indian Council of Historical Research. In addition, he has written and edited more than forty authoritative works on Indian history and culture. These include History of South India, Some Aspects of Society and Culture under the Mughals, India : An Encyclopaedia Survey, A Cultural Encyclopaedia of Asia Religions and Communities of India etc.

Prabha Chopra

Dr. Prabha Chopra, formerly Editor of the Gazetteers in Delhi Administration and Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Social Science Research, is currently an Editor in the Collected Works of Sardar Patel project. She has written several scholarly works, including Delhi-Its History and Places of Interest, Gazetteer of Delhi Panorama of Indian Culture, Cultural Heritage of Tibet etc.

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Title Monuments of the Raj: British Buildings in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka & Myanmar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173050945
length xii+115p., Illustrations; Bibliography.