Architecture & Independence

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Architecture - 347 pages
Architecture reflects the spirit of its times, and in India the fight for Independence. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the British sought to embody the aims of imperialism in architectural form, while indigenous architects concentrated on retaining their Indianness. Examining the forces that have shaped Indian architecture through these times, this profusely illustrated book traces the patterns of architecture and its response to political change in both India and the world since the founding of the Indian National Congress in the 1880s.

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Nationalism Regionalism and Individualism
Antecedents and Precedents India Before 1857
Indian Nationalism and the Arts 1880 to 1940

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Jon Lang is Head of the School of Architecture at the University of New South Wales. Madhavi Desai is Adjunct Faculty member and Miki Desai is Associate Professor, both at the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.

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