By Preeti Chopra
Chopra exhibits how the ecu and Indian engineers, architects, and artists labored with one another to layout a city—its infrastructure, structure, public sculpture—that was once actually developed through Indian employees and craftsmen. past the outfitted atmosphere, Indian philanthropists entered into partnerships with the colonial regime to came upon and finance associations for most people. Too frequently regarded as the fabricated from the singular imaginative and prescient of a founding colonial regime, British Bombay is printed by means of Chopra as an expression of local traditions meshing in complicated methods with eu rules of city making plans and progress.
The end result, she argues, used to be the production of a brand new shared panorama for Bombay’s voters that ensured that neither the colonial govt nor the local elite may totally keep watch over the city’s future.
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A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay by Preeti Chopra