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Flora's empire : British gardens in India

Author: Eugenia W Herbert
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Flora's Empire brings new light to the complex history of British imperialism in India and its post-Independence legacy. Aided by beautiful period illustrations, it focuses on three centuries of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenia W Herbert
ISBN: 9780812243260 0812243269
OCLC Number: 708357972
Description: xii, 382 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction: Cowslips and Lotuses PART I. GARDENERS ABROAD Chapter 1. From Garden House to Bungalow, Nabobs to Heaven-Born Chapter 2. Calcutta and the Gardens of Barrackpore Chapter 3. Over the Hills and Far Away: The Hill Stations of India PART II. GARDENS OF EMPIRE Chapter 4. Eastward in Eden: Botanical Imperialism and Imperialists Chapter 5. Gardens of Memory Chapter 6. The Taj and the Raj: Restoring the Taj Mahal Chapter 7. Imperial Delhi: City of Gardens Chapter 8. Imperial New Delhi: The Garden City Chapter 9. The Legacy Conclusion: Garden Imperialism Common Trees, Shrubs, and Plants in India South of the Himalayas Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: Eugenia W. Herbert.
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"An excellent history of British gardens in India... [Herbert] writes with gentle wit, elegance and love of her subject which are rare in books on garden history."-Financial Times "I found myself Read more...

 
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