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Flora's Empire [electronic resource] : British Gardens in India / Eugenia W. Herbert.

Author/Creator:
Herbert, Eugenia W., author.
Other Title:
De Gruyter Online.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011].
Series:
Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture.
Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (440 pages) : illustrations.
Subjects:
Civilization -- British influences.
Gardens -- India -- History.
Gardens, British -- India.
Language:
In English.
Biography/History:
Eugenia W. Herbert is Professor Emeritus of History at Mount Holyoke College and the author of several books, including Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa.
Summary:
Flora's Empire brings new light to the complex history of British imperialism in India and its post-Independence legacy. Aided by beautiful period illustrations, it focuses on three centuries of official, domestic, and botanical gardens, as well as on memorial gardens and restorations of Muslim and Hindu sites.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Introduction: Cowslips and Lotuses
Chapter 1. From Garden House to Bungalow, Nabobs to Heaven-Born
Chapter 2. Calcutta and the Gardens of Barrackpore
Chapter 3. Over the Hills and Far Away: The Hill Stations of India
Chapter 4. Eastward in Eden: Botanical Imperialism and Imperialists
Chapter 5. Gardens of Memory
Chapter 6. The Taj and the Raj
Chapter 7. Imperial Delhi: City of Gardens
Chapter 8. Imperial New Delhi: The Garden City
Chapter 9. The Legacy
Conclusion: Garden Imperialism
Common Trees, Shrubs, and Plants in India South of the Himalayas
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
30 color, 60 b/w illustrations.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780812205053
OCLC:
909878198
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812205053 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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