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Glimpses of Colonial Architecture in Delhi

 
Najibur Rahman (Author)
Synopsis

The book discusses the architecture of the colonial period in Delhi. Linking architecture to socio-political conditions, it examines the entangled relationship between architecture and colonial society. It delves into how the British-introduced architectural style was influenced by Mughal architectural style and other techniques to persuade the Indian subjects to accept British authority and sovereignty, and so a continuity of the pre-British architectural tradition was maintained. With numerous plans, drawings and figures, it views the purpose of the construction activity of the British which had utilitarian, symbolic and political dimensions and was a demonstration of the British might and a way to strike terror in the minds of the Indian subjects. Showcasing a large number of monuments made by the British in Delhi, it analyses their architectural aspects such as their technique and style, the structure of the buildings, the statues within them, their purpose and their present state.

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Bibliographic information

Title Glimpses of Colonial Architecture in Delhi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher VL Media Solutions
Language: English
isbn 9789380820613
length xii+157p., Illustrations; Maps; 22cm.
Subjects History