The Lucknow Omnibus
Abdul Halim Sharar, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, Veena Talwar Oldenburg
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 870 pages
The Making of Colonial Lucknow challenges conventional views about the extent of British intervention in India after the Mutiny. Veena Talwar Oldenburg contends that the supposedly neutral political, economic, and physical changes made in the city at that time constituted an aggressive attempt at controlling the population. Positing the reconstruction of Lucknow as a paradigm of urbanization in the mid-nineteenth century colonial setting, the author suggests that such changes continue to be accepted by Indian administrators even today.
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