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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:   Print 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenia W Herbert
ISBN: 9780812243260 0812243269
OCLC Number: 708357972
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2012 J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
Description: xii, 382 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: Cowslips and LotusesPART I. GARDENERS ABROADChapter 1. From Garden House to Bungalow, Nabobs to Heaven-BornChapter 2. Calcutta and the Gardens of BarrackporeChapter 3. Over the Hills and Far Away: The Hill Stations of IndiaPART II. GARDENS OF EMPIREChapter 4. Eastward in Eden: Botanical Imperialism and ImperialistsChapter 5. Gardens of MemoryChapter 6. The Taj and the Raj: Restoring the Taj MahalChapter 7. Imperial Delhi: City of GardensChapter 8. Imperial New Delhi: The Garden CityChapter 9. The LegacyConclusion: Garden ImperialismCommon Trees, Shrubs, and Plants in India South of the HimalayasNotesBibliographyIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: Eugenia W. Herbert.

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