ISBN: 9789383202027 Pages: 256 Size: 254 x 324 Language: English Book Binding: Hardback/ Hardcover Weight: 2000 gm.
About The Book
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.
About Amita Baig
A Heritage Management Consultant and represents the World Monuments Fund, a private not-for-profit organisation in New York, US, which funds major conservation of the heritage in India. She has worked extensively with the Government and non-Government sector, developing strategies to protect and conserve India's heritage for over two decades in India and the Asian region. She worked with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage at its inception and has written extensively, over the years, on the challenges of preserving India's heritage. Her book, Forts and Palaces of India, is the culmination of 25 years of research on the subject.
Rahul Mehrotra is a practicing 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 the Executive Director of the Urban Design Research Institute. Mehrotra divides his time between Mumbai and Boston, where he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.