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Type: Book (edited)
Title: Colonial Modernities: Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon
Publisher: Routledge
Issue Date: 2007
Series/Report no.: The architext series
ISBN: 0415399084
Editor: Scriver, P.
Prakash, V.
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Peter Scriver and Vikramaditya Prakash
Abstract: A carefully crafted selection of essays from international experts, this book explores the effect of colonial architecture and space on the societies involved - both the colonizer and the colonized. Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays explore the discursive tensions between the various different scales and dimensions of such 'empire-building' practices and constructions. Providing a thorough exploration of these tensions, Colonial Modernities challenges the traditional literature on the architecture and infrastructure of the former European empires, not least that of the British Indian 'Raj'. Illustrated with seventy-five halftone images, it is a fascinating and thoroughly grounded exposition of the societal impact of colonial architecture and engineering.
DOI: 10.4324/9780203964262
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