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Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives

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Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives presents a new perspective on the Taj Mahal and Agra. The city and... Read More

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Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives presents a new perspective on the Taj Mahal and Agra. The city and its iconic monuments have often been written about, exclusive of each other. Many stories from Agra form the pillars on which the Taj Mahal was built. Pleasure gardens or a dusty township of the Middle Ages, Agra has many dimensions. The book looks at global events, national events and showcase contemporary buildings and subsequent events which transformed it from a sacred personal space to part of world heritage. The book is a broader and more accessible understanding of these stories, of Agra and the Taj Mahal.

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Title: Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives
Author: Amita Baig
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 9789383202027
SKU: BK0382980
EAN: 9789383202027
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Amita Baig is a Heritage Management Consultant and represents World Monuments Fund, a private not-for-profit organisation in New York, US, which supports major conservation of heritage in India. She has worked extensively with the Government and non- Government sectors, developing strategies to protect and conserve India’s heritage for over three decades in India and the Asian region. She worked with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) at its inception and has written extensively on the challenges of preserving India’s heritage. She is the author of Forts and Palaces of India, a culmination of 25 years of research on the subject. Rahul Mehrotra is a practising architect, urban designer and educator. He has written and lectured extensively on issues to do with architecture, conservation and urban planning in Mumbai and India. His most recent book, Architecture in India: Since 1990, is a reading of contemporary architecture in India since the liberalisation of India’s economy. He is actively involved in civic and urban affairs in Mumbai and, from 1994 to 2004, served as Executive Director of the Urban Design Research Institute. Mehrotra divides his time between Mumbai and Boston, where he is Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

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