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The Richest of Legacies – The British Colonial Buildings of India
Anthony Peers: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Bombay (Mumbai) enjoyed an economic boom in the 1860s which coincided with the high point of Gothic Revival in Britain. As a result, nowhere in the world can claim as magnificent an assemblage of Gothic Revival buildings as Mumbai. As mastermind of a British government-backed project to restore the magnificent Gilbert Scott designed university buildings, Anthony Peers’ knowledge is profound, and his talk he considers also the colonial buildings of Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi.