The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta

By: Joanne Taylor

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The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta discovers the old areas of the city, where heritage houses and history fill every crowded lane and secret courtyard. Languishing in another time and place, at the end of narrow lanes and behind untidy shop-fronts, Calcutta’s rich heritage waits to be discovered.A discovery of the old areas of the city, where heritage houses and history fill every crowded lane and secret courtyard. The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta is an important contribution to the architectural history of both Calcutta and India.The great houses of Bengal’s merchant princes have been largely forgotten and rarely photographed. Many of the interiors have remained the same for over 200 years. While much has been written and photographed on the British colonial architecture and lifestyle, very little has been done on the Indian equivalent. The great families experienced enormous changes in fortune over the centuries, from great wealth and power during colonial times to dramatic economic and social upheaval after Independence. For the remaining occupants, their ancestral homes are bitter-sweet symbols of family pride, impossible to restore, or sometimes even to maintain.By focusing on Calcutta’s heritage mansions and palaces, The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta makes an important contribution to the architectural history of both Calcutta and India.Printed Pages: 128 with 256 colour photographs.

Title: The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta

Author Name: Joanne Taylor

Categories: India, Culture,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

ISBN: 818973878X

ISBN 13: 9788189738785

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 106567

Keywords: The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta Joanne Taylor