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Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Aman Nath (Author)
Synopsis The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly Government or Viceroy's house, is a 'Palace' bigger than Versailles. The last great expression of British imperial might, it has witnessed several events central to modern Indian history, and is today the official residence of the President of India. Written from an Indian perspective, this comprehensive work presents the many aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Opening with the historical context surrounding the creation of New Delhi, Dome Over India : Rashtrapati Bhavan examines the complex behind-the-scenes discussions that took place before work could begin on the building. The central figure here is that of the architect, Edwin Landseer Lutyens who, dismissive of Indian tradition, was eventually coerced into 'Indianizing' its design. Aman Nath provides a fresh interpretation of the controversies that surround the legacy of this complex personality. Dome Over India takes the reader on a tour or Rashtrapati Bhavan, from the Buddhist
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Bibliographic information

Title Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan
Author Aman Nath
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175083522
length 152p., Plates; BIbliography; Index.