Project Description

Great Houses of Calcutta, The: Their Antecedents, Precedents and Portents

  • INR1,500 / £25 / $40
  • ISBN: 978-93-83098-90-3
  • Size: 216 x 178mm,
  • 328pp, 130gsm art paper (matt)
  • 369 colour and 6 b/w photographs
  • All colour
  • Hardback with dust jacket
The book is a fresh view of India’s First Capital and a fascinating insight into the lives of Kolkata’s Great Families during the British Raj. With the help of meticulously researched and informative text and fascinating photographs, the book showcases the Great Houses both during the city’s golden era when Kolkata was described as ‘The City of Palaces’ and the present. The book is a good reference point for architecture students and architects and addresses contemporary issues.

Jon Lang


Jon Lang Co-author Jon Lang is an emeritus professor at the University of New South Wales where he headed the School of Architecture. Born in Kolkata, he received his early education [...]

Joanne Taylor


Joanne Taylor Joanne Taylor is a Sydney-based scholar, writer and photographer with a passion for Indian architecture and culture. She has written for numerous publications, studied Indian history at the University [...]

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