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Lutyens' Delhi

A K Jain (Author)
The Connaught Place, Central Vista, Parliament, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Secretariat, Lodhi Garden, Jantar Mantar these are some names known all over India as the icons of Delhi. Perhaps King George V, Who proclaimed Delhi as the imperial Capital of India and Edwin Lutyens, its architect, could never imagine that they would create a panorama of Indias greatness in building of the New Delhi. It is kaleidoscope of India’s unique heritage and new vision.

This book on Lutyens Delhi traces the history and evolution of capital of India, its treatment and conservation efforts through the successive master plans, starting with Interim General Plan of Delhi in 1957, and the forces of development. The author underlines the need to conserve the only surviving garden city of India. At the same time the demands of renewal, upgradation and better services, transportation and decentralization have to be part of conservation strategy.

Based on historical research the author gives an account of its planning, development and conservation. The hypothesis brought out is that the Lutyens Delhi being the national pride can not be conceived as a property. This book provides an interesting study for those involved with city building, planning, management and conservation of the urban heritage.
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About the author

A K Jain

A.K. Jain, an architect-town planner, is on the Advisory Board of the UN Habitat and is a fellow of the Eastern Asia Region Organisation for Planning and Housing (EAROPH), International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP), Indian Institute of Architects, Institutes of Town Planners, and the Indian Buildings Congress. Also, he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Studies (UK). As Commissioner he worked on the Master Plan for Delhi-2021, National Urban Housing Policy (2007) and National Transport Policy (2006) and several other planning, housing and infrastructure projects. Mr. Jain is a visiting faculty at Delhi School of Planning and Architecture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Lutyens' Delhi
Author A K Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380574080
length 200p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.
Subjects History