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A joint enterprise : Indian elites and the making of British Bombay

It was the era of the Raj, and yet the native communities had an unexpected role in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. This book demonstrates how British Bombay was a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industri...

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Main Author: Chopra, Preeti (Author)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minn. ; London : University of Minnesota Press , 2011
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Online Access:http://kunst.proxy.fid-lizenzen.de/fid/upso-ebooks-art/dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.001.0001
Related Items:Druckausg.: A joint enterprise
Author Notes:Preeti Chopra
License Package:Oxford University Press : Minnesota Scholarship Online / Architecture
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Summary:It was the era of the Raj, and yet the native communities had an unexpected role in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. This book demonstrates how British Bombay was a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial elite who shaped the city to serve their combined interests. It shows how the European and Indian engineers, architects, and artists worked with each other to design a city - its infrastructure, architecture, public sculpture - that was literally constructed by Indian labourers and craftsmen.
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (1 online resource (xxiv, 293 p.))
ISBN:9781452947105