Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Narayani Gupta
British architect Edwin Lutyens was given the task of designing the Viceroy’s House (which we now know as Rashtrapati Bhavan), and the imperial enclave in 1912. As part of the series ‘Reading a City’, we look back at the master town-planner’s legacy. (Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons) Of the many…
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Amita Baviskar and Saha Sutra team
Thousands visit the beautiful Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during February–March every year. But what we skim over is the fact that the 15-acre garden has, almost since independence, played the role of a state garden. Using edited excerpts from Amita Baviskar’s introduction to the book…
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B.N. Goswamy
Edwin Lutyens, when he began building what is now Rashtrapti Bhavan, had very little use for symbols, Indian symbols at any rate. Prof. B.N. Goswamy writes about how Indian symbolism slowly caught up with Lutyens, and is amply reflected in the architecture of the President’s House. (Photo Courtesy…
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