The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Architecture - 234 pages
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Focusing on the twentieth century, this book correlates the evolution of the bungalow in India from a one storey building with a verandah to a variety of villa-types with the development of modern Indian history. In doing so, it not only explains the various technological, political and social developments that shaped the bungalow, but it examines more generally what it meant to be modern in Indian society as the twentieth century evolved.
  

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The book gives extensive descriptions and illustrations of various house forms through out India. But the book could easily not have the title of bungalow, It looks like the authors have deliberately defined all the house forms as bungalows. A bungalow may be one of the many factors that influenced the development of housing in India but it seems illogical to associate the word 'bungalow' as a connecting factor. I would like the book to be called as a survey of the development of housing forms in India rather than patronising the term 'bungalow'  

Contents

The Bungalow Its Origins and its Evolution
1
Tamil Nadu c 1910 the 19705
2
The Family House
9
known as Scotland of the East Assam 190010
10
now in Meghalaya 2 51 Hazarduari Palace West Bengal
16
11 Jaipur Rajasthan
24
Residential 2 17 Narayanswamis store
30
bungalow Singapore Bangladesh 1906
43
The Evolution of the Bungalow and
71
setting and Building Type Modifications
73
Suburbanization Cultural Change and Building Type
93
Architects Architectural Fashions and Stylistic Shifts
123
Postscripts
189
The Disappearing Bungalow?
209
Bibliography
217
Ramanathapuram Tamil Nadu home c 1840
232

The Utility of the Bungalow as a Precedent for Twentieth
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About the author (2012)

Jon Lang is Head of the School of Architecture at the University of New South Wales. Madhavi Desai is Adjunct Faculty member and Miki Desai is Associate Professor, both at the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.

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