New Delhi 1930: Power, Personalities and Architecture in the Twilight of the British Raj by Godfrey, Simon

New Delhi 1930: Power, Personalities and Architecture in the Twilight of the British Raj

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New Delhi was intended to impress and to encapsulate the values of the British Empire, in other words to project 'soft' power. This book aims to provide a rounded picture of the new city, not just in terms of the architecture but of the people who designed and built it and those who lived there.The book focuses on: - the residential buildings and their gardens - the 'hard' power of the Indian Army's military 'cantonment' - the first inhabitants: architects, Viceroys, British and Indian administrators, soldiers, Indian domestic staff and Indian PrincesThe book is illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and diagrams.All sales proceeds will be donated to Asha, a charity which aims to transform the lives of slum dwellers in present day Delhi.

Author: Simon Godfrey
Publisher: Independent Publishing Network
Published: 03/24/2019
Pages: 194
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.59lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.41d
ISBN13: 9781789720297
ISBN10: 178972029X
BISAC Categories:
- Architecture | Buildings | General

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