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Making Lahore modern : constructing and imagining a colonial city

Author: William J Glover
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Glover, William J.
Making Lahore modern.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007031188
(OCoLC)163625225
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Glover
ISBN: 9780816653959 081665395X
OCLC Number: 191733028
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.
Responsibility: William J. Glover.

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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.

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