Colonial Modernities: Building, Dwelling and Architecture in by Peter Scriver,Vikramaditya Prakash

By Peter Scriver,Vikramaditya Prakash

A conscientiously crafted collection of essays from foreign specialists, this book explores the impact of colonial structure and area at the societies concerned – either the colonizer and the colonized.

Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays discover the discursive tensions among a few of the various scales and dimensions of such 'empire-building' practices and structures. delivering a radical exploration of those tensions, Colonial Modernities demanding situations the normal literature at the structure and infrastructure of the previous ecu empires, now not least that of the British Indian 'Raj'.

Illustrated with seventy-five halftone photos, it is a desirable and carefully grounded exposition of the societal impression of colonial structure and engineering.

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