New Indian Architecture - 1947-2020

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"NEW INDIAN ARCHITECTURE-1947-2020" is one of the few publications on Indian Architecture in the post-Independence era. It features 104 projects designed by 15 foreign and 66 Indian architects. These projects have been grouped into 11 categories i.e., Religious Buildings, Memorial Buildings, Cultural Buildings, Sports Buildings, Tourism and Recreational Buildings, Public Infrastructure, Agricultural Buildings, Residential Buildings, Educational Buildings, Healthcare Buildings, and Office Buildings.

The projects featured in the book are located at 46 locations (ranging from a tiny village to a megacity) in 19 States and Union Territories of India. These are spread over a vast area of the subcontinent from Leh in the north to Madurai in the south (3600 km), and Kolkata in the east to Gandhinagar in the west (2000 km). Conceived and built between 1947 to 2020, and scattered over three million square kilometres, these projects are hoped to present truthfully the vastness of architectural development in the country in the last seven decades.

This book was conceived of and is presented as a reference book for the use of professionals like architects, planners, engineers and builders, besides the students of art and architecture, town and country planning, urban design and landscape architecture. In addition to this, it will be useful to the tourists, both Indian and foreign, on sight-seeing and architectural tours, and the general reader having sufficient interest in modern architecture.

About the Author: Sarbjit Bahga (b1957) is a Chandigarh based architect, urbanist, author, and photo-artist. He is Principal Architect, Bahga Design Studio LLP, a Chandigarh based Architecture+Urban Design firm. Earlier Bahga has worked in the Department of Architecture, Punjab, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, and Punjab Mandi Board on various positions.

He has 40 years of practical experience in designing of various types of buildings, complexes and large campuses. His completed works include an eclectic and impressive range of administrative, recreational, educational, medical, residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings. A monograph on his selected works titled, "MODERN REGIONALISM: The Architecture of Sarbjit Bahga" has been published.

Bahga is also a keen researcher and a prolific architectural writer. He has eight books to his credit, which include, Modern Architecture in India, New Indian Homes, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Footprints on the Sands of Indian Architecture, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Architecture, Trees in Urban Habitat, Contemporary Indian Houses, and Landscaping Human Habitat. Bahga's contribution to architecture has been largely recognized. He is a three-time recipient of World Architecture Community Awards. His name has been featured in Guinness Book of World Records for designing "longest covered concrete corridor" in Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar.


  • Hardback: 470 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
  • Author: Sarbjit Bahga
  • ISBN-13: 9781636405636
  • Product Dimensions:  8.5 x 1 x 11 Inch

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