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Stones Of Empire - The Buildings Of The Raj
Stones Of Empire - The Buildings Of The Raj
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Author : Jan Morris And Simon Winchester
Publisher : Oxford
ISBN# : 0-19-280596-7
Pages : 234
Price :INR 995
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No empire in history built so variously as the British Empire in India. The architectural legacy attests to the richness of an imperial presence that lasted - from the first trading settlement to the end of the Raj - some three hundred years. The attitude of the British to India was compounded partly of homesickness, partly of necessity, and partly of imperiousness, and it shows in their constructions. Georgian terraces were adapted to tropical conditions, Victorian railways stations were elaborately orientalized, seaside villas were adjusted to suit Himalayan conditions, and everywhere the fundamental contradictions of the British Empire were mirrored in its architecture.
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