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Author Glover, William J.

Title Making Lahore modern : constructing and imagining a colonial city / William J. Glover
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents An Urban Palimpsest: The Precolonial Development of Lahore -- A Colonial Spatial Imagination: British Knowledge of the City and Its Environs -- Collaborations: Building an Elite Landscape in Lahore's Civil Station -- Changing Houses: Rethinking and Rebuilding Townhouses and Neighborhoods -- Anxieties at Home: The Disquieting British Bungalow -- Thinking with the City: Urban Writing in Colonial Lahore
Summary William J. Glover investigates the traditions that shaped colonial Lahore, focusing on the conviction that both British and Indian actors who implemented urbanization shared: that the material fabric of the city could lead to social and moral improvement. Glover reveals that urban change in colonial India was not a monolithic process and establishes Lahore as a key site for understanding the genealogy of modern global urbanism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Architecture -- Pakistan -- Lahore -- 19th century.
Architecture, British colonial -- Pakistan -- Lahore.
City planning -- Pakistan -- Lahore -- History -- 19th century.
Lahore (Pakistan) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081665395X (electronic bk.)
9780816653959 (electronic bk.)
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(hc ; alk. paper)
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