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New Delhi: The Last Imperial City


Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

About this book


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.


New Delhi Old Delhi Delhi Civil Lines Lord Hardinge Lord Crewe Edwin Lutyens Herbert Baker Edwin Montagu George Swinton Bradford Leslie Secretariats Viceroy's House Council House King's Way All-India War Memorial British Empire India

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA

About the authors

David A. Johnson is a Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA with research and teaching interests in British colonial history, transnational history, and urban history.

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