BLR Bangalore Architectural Travel Guide
126 x 184mm
Architecture – Travel
BLR – BANGALORE ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE
by Lakshmi Krishnaswamy
Bangalore, the third largest city of India, is a young city. Its rapid growth into a metropolis is as recent as the last three decades, with the birth of the Indian IT sector which has brought in many young people from all over and has lent the city its cosmopolitan appeal. Although contemporaneous, the city has deep continuities that date back well into medieval times. Architecturally speaking, Bangalore offers forts and palaces of several South Indian dynasties, the Garden city and Cantonment built by the British Raj, a host of post independence neo-colonial buildings and a few buildings that would correspond to the category of tropical modernism.
In this guide, you will visit 25 building that clarify and complicate the interrelationships of its medieval, colonial and postcolonial past; and present. The buildings are included in historical categories that are then arranged into several itineraries. The itineraries will provide additional information on food and other leisure activities that form the corpus of the Bangalore experience.
AVAILABLE FROM 2020