ISBN 9783791330457,Splendours Of Imperial India

Splendours Of Imperial India


Timeless Books



Timeless Books

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9783791330457

ISBN-10 3791330454

Hard Back

Number of Pages 303 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

One of the most revealing legacies of Britain's long history in India is the colonial architecture of the two centuries preceding the struggle for independence. These imposing buildings, including residences, mansions, lodges and government offices, represented a fascinating hybrid of Western and Eastern sensibilities as the architects sought to plant the flag of Britsh dominance on the subcontinent. This volume focuses on India's towns and cities, particularly Calcutta, Bombay and Madras, providing several hundred illustrations, sketches and photographs of the many impressive buildings and ruins that can still be seen in India today. Andreas Volwahsen's informative commentaries highlight the considerable impact of these magnificient structures while offering insight into the stories these buildings tell about their own and India's history.