By Preeti Chopra
Chopra indicates how the eu and Indian engineers, architects, and artists labored with one another to layout a city—its infrastructure, structure, public sculpture—that was once actually developed by means of Indian workers and craftsmen. past the outfitted surroundings, Indian philanthropists entered into partnerships with the colonial regime to came across and finance associations for most of the people. Too usually considered the manufactured from the singular imaginative and prescient of a founding colonial regime, British Bombay is published via Chopra as an expression of local traditions meshing in complicated methods with ecu rules of city making plans and progress.
The end result, she argues, used to be the construction of a brand new shared panorama for Bombay’s voters that ensured that neither the colonial govt nor the local elite may perhaps solely 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