SAHARA Highlights: South Asia from 1800

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Mar 13, 2017
This month’s highlights from SAHARA includes buildings from south Asia from 1800 to the present. This includes the periods of colonialization, the British Raj in India, and independence. SAHARA includes over 1,600 images from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, most of which are from the modern period, including many buildings by both European and Asian architects. 

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Hathisingh Jain Temple, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India, 1848. Peter Serenyi, photographer, 1985.

India Gate, New Delhi, India, 1931, Edwin Lutyens, architect. Peter Serenyi, photographer, 1985.

Lunuganga, House and Garden of Geoffrey Bawa, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 1947, Geoffrey Bawa, architect. Mark Hinchman, photographer, 2015.

Chandigarh capitol complex, Chandigarh, India, 1953, Le Corbusier, architect. Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, photographer.

Hostels for members of parliament, National Assembly (Jatiya Sangshad Bhabwan), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1962-1984, Louis I. Kahn, architect. Gretta Tritch Roman, photographer, 2012.

Nehru Memorial Pavilion, New Delhi, India, 1970-1971, Raj Rewal, architect. Peter Serenyi, photographer.

Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 1970-1983, Charles Correa, architect. Peter Serenyi, photographer.

National Library & Archives, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1980-1984, Muzharul Islam, architect. Ishraq Z. Khan, photographer.

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