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Colonial Modernities: Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon

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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'.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Frames of Discourse 1. Between Materiality and Representation: Framing an architectural critique of colonial South Asia "Peter Scriver and Vikramaditya Prakash " 2. Stones and Texts: The architectural historiography of colonial India and its colonial-modern contexts "Peter Scriver "3. The Stone Books of Orientalism "Stephen Cairns "Part 2: Institutional Frameworks 4. Empire-building and Thinking in the Public Works Department of British India "Peter Scriver "5. 'Strangers within the Gate': Artisanry as supplement of labour in the crafting of colonial India "Arindam Dutta" 6. Between Copying and Creation: The Jeypore portfolio of architectural details "Vikramaditya Prakash " 7. Institutional Audiences and Architectural Style: The Napier Museum "Paul Walker" Part 3: Domestic Frames of Practice 8. A Tomb of One's Own: The governor's house, Lahore "Sylvia Shorto" 9. The Other Face of Primitive Accumulation: the garden house in British colonial Bengal "Swati Chattopadhyay" 10. The Trouser Under the Cloth: Personal space in de-colonization, Ceylon 1815-1948 "Anoma Pieris "11. Negotiated Modernities: Symbolic Terrains of Housing in Delhi "Jyoti Hosagrahar"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203964262
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Art : General
Editor:
Scriver, Peter
Edited by:
Peter Scriver
Author:
Scriver, Peter
Author:
Peter Scriver
Author:
Prakash, Vikramaditya
Author:
Vikramaditya Prakash
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Architecture and society -- India.
Subject:
Architecture, British colonial - India
Subject:
Architecture-World
Subject:
Architecture and society - India
Subject:
Architecture : General
Subject:
History : Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
History : Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

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History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » India

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