Taming the oriental bazaar: architecture of the market halls of colonial India

Sohoni, Pushkar

₹ 1295.00

This book examines the public market-hall as a key architectural feature of colonial South Asia. Representing a transition in the architectural programme, these buildings were meant to be monuments and markers of modernity in South Asia. The book explores how market-halls became an essential feature of colonial settlements from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries; discusses public health policies and legislations central to the concerns of market-hall sanitation; reviews the elements of modernity, including institutions and systems established in the nineteenth century as India went from Company to Crown; studies the specific circumstances and histories of market halls in the towns and cities of Bengaluru, Vadodara, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Chennai, Pune, and others.

ISBN 13: 9781032646114

ISBN 10: 103264611X

Year: 2024

Language: ENGLISH

Pages etc.: 120p., 23cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Subject(s): Economics

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