William J. Glover Making Lahore Modern

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Making Lahore Modern

 
9780199062256: Making Lahore Modern

In this book, the author investigates the traditions that shaped colonial Lahore. In particular, he focuses on the conviction that both British and Indian actors who implemented urbanization came to share: that the material fabric of the city could lead to social and moral improvement. In this book, the author investigates the traditions that shaped colonial Lahore. In particular, he focuses on the conviction that both British and Indian actors who implemented urbanization came to share: that the material fabric of the city could lead to social and moral improvement. This belief in the power of the physical environment to shape individual and collective sentiments, he argues, links the colonial history of Lahore to nineteenth-century urbanization around the world. Glover emphasizes that colonial urbanism was not simply imposed; it was a collaborative project between Indian citizens and the British. This in-depth study of a single provincial city establishes Lahore as a key site for understanding the genealogy of modern global urbanism.

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William J. Glover
Published by Oxford University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199062250 ISBN 13: 9780199062256
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Fifty years after the British annexed the Punjab and made Lahore its provincial capital, the city—once a prosperous Mughal center that had long since fallen into ruin—was transformed. British and Indian officials had designed a modern, architecturally distinct city center adjacent to the old walled city, administered under new methods of urban governance. In Making Lahore Modern, William J. Glover investigates the traditions that shaped colonial Lahore. In particular, he focuses on the conviction that both British and Indian actors who implemented urbanization came to share: that the material fabric of the city could lead to social and moral improvement. This belief in the power of the physical environment to shape individual and collective sentiments, he argues, links the colonial history of Lahore to nineteenth-century urbanization around the world. Glover highlights three aspects of Lahore’s history that show this process unfolding. First, he examines the concepts through which the British understood theIndian city and envisioned its transformation. Second, through a detailed studyof new buildings and the adaptation of existing structures, he explores the role of planning, design, and reuse. Finally, he analyzes the changes in urban imagination as evidenced in Indian writings on the city in this period. Throughout, Glover emphasizes that colonial urbanism was not simply imposed; it was a collaborative project between Indian citizens and the British. This in-depth study of a single provincial city 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. ‘This is an original, sophisticated, and very well-researched account that draws on a rich fund of British and Indian sources, contemporary fiction, extensive fieldwork, and recent work on colonial urbanism.’ —Comparative Studies in Society and History ‘Glover’s work is not only relevant to urban studies but also studies of colonialism, governmentality, and the development of non-western modern aesthetics. It will make for delightful informative readings for scholars, urban planners, and Lahoris who love to love their city.’ —Michigan Architecture. Bookseller Inventory # 1931

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