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A Dome Over India free pdf The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly Government or Viceroy's House, is a 'palace' bigger than Versailles. The last great expression of British imperial might, it has witnessed several events central to modern Indian history, and is today the official residence of the President of India. Written from an Indian perspective, this comprehensive work presents the many aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Opening with the historical context surrounding the creation of New Delhi, Dome Over India:Rashtrapati Bhavan examines the complex behind-the-scenes discussions that took place before work could begin on the building. The central figure here is that of the architect, Edwin Landseer Lutyens who, dismissive of Indian tradition, was eventually coerced into 'Indianizing' its design. Aman Nath provides a fresh interpretation of the controversies that surround the legacy of this complex personality. Dome Over India takes the reader on a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan, from the Buddhist-inspired dome, through the formal ceremonial halls, and into the splendid Mughal Garden, with a mix of history, anecdote, and architectural analysis revealing the imposing structure as never before. The people who have visited and lived and worked in this vast building- viceroys and presidents, heads of state and ambassadors, artists and freedom fighters - all form part of the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Lavishly illustrated, with over two hundred specially commissioned photographs combined with archival material, Dome Over India will be an exhilarating experience for anyone interested in history, architecture, and interiors.

About Aman Nath

Aman Nath was born and educated in New Delhi where he completed his Masters in history. His early interest in poetry and art led him to a career of copywriting and graphic design in advertising. He has travelled, researched and photographed extensively in Rajasthan and is actively involved in the restoration of old properties now run as a heritage chain of Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotels.He is the author of the national award-winning Jaipur: The Last Destination and has co-authored two books-one on the frescoes of Shekhawati and another on the arts and crafts of Rajasthan.

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Author : Aman Nath
Publisher : India Book House
Data Published : 01 October 2002
ISBN : 8175083522
EAN : 9788175083523
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 152 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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