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The Resource New Delhi : the last imperial city, David A. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, (electronic book)

New Delhi : the last imperial city, David A. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, (electronic book)

Label
New Delhi : the last imperial city
Title
New Delhi
Title remainder
the last imperial city
Statement of responsibility
David A. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In New Delhi : The Last Imperial City, Johnson provides an historically rich examination of the intersection of early twentieth-century imperial culture, imperial politics, and imperial economics as reflected in the colonial built environment at New Delhi, a remarkably ambitious imperial capital built by the British between 1911 and 1931. India's changed political conditions, exacerbated by previous colonial policies like the partition of Bengal, demanded a new approach to an India which was undergoing tremendous political, social, and economic transformations caused by its long interactions with Britain. At this critical moment and as the pre-eminent symbol of British imperial rule in India, New Delhi crucially displayed a double narrative of promised liberation and continued colonial dependence. This message, rich in ambiguity, created tension between a government intent on satisfying Indian demands for political reform with its equally important need to maintain absolute authority. Britain's last imperial capital in South Asia represented a new model of imperial hegemony based not simply on coercion but on Indian consent to further colonial rule"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, David A.
Dewey number
954/.56
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS486.D3
LC item number
J64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Britain and the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • New Delhi (India)
  • Imperialism
  • New Delhi (India)
  • Politics and culture
  • Public spaces
  • Architecture
  • New Delhi (India)
  • New Delhi (India)
  • India
  • Social change
  • India
  • India
Label
New Delhi : the last imperial city, David A. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "Seeing Like a (Colonial) State" -- The Transfer of Britain's Imperial Capital : "A Bold Stroke of Statesmanship" -- New Delhi's New Vision for a New Raj : An "Altar of Humanity" -- Colonial Finance and the Building of New Delhi : The High Cost of Reform -- Competing Visions of Empire in the Colonial Built Environment -- Hardinge's Imperial Delhi Committee and His Architectural Board : The Perfect Building Establishment for the Perfect Colonial Capital -- The Cultural Politics of Colonial Space : "A New Jewel in an Old Setting" -- Land Acquisition, Landlessness, and the Building of New Delhi -- The Inauguration of New Delhi, 1931 : A British Empire for the Twentieth Century
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SPR914165632
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Extent
1 online resource (xv, 261 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137469878
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
New Delhi : the last imperial city, David A. Johnson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "Seeing Like a (Colonial) State" -- The Transfer of Britain's Imperial Capital : "A Bold Stroke of Statesmanship" -- New Delhi's New Vision for a New Raj : An "Altar of Humanity" -- Colonial Finance and the Building of New Delhi : The High Cost of Reform -- Competing Visions of Empire in the Colonial Built Environment -- Hardinge's Imperial Delhi Committee and His Architectural Board : The Perfect Building Establishment for the Perfect Colonial Capital -- The Cultural Politics of Colonial Space : "A New Jewel in an Old Setting" -- Land Acquisition, Landlessness, and the Building of New Delhi -- The Inauguration of New Delhi, 1931 : A British Empire for the Twentieth Century
Control code
SPR914165632
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 261 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137469878
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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