Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India seeks to position the conservation profession within historical, theoretical, and methodological frames to demonstrate how the field has evolved in the post-colonial decades and follow its various trajectories in research, education, advocacy, and practice.
Split into four sections, this book covers important themes of institutional and programmatic developments in the field of conservation; critical, and contemporary challenges facing the profession; emerging trends in practice that seek to address contemporary challenges; and sustainable solutions to conservation issues.
The cases featured within the book elucidate the evolution of heritage conservation profession, clarifying the role of key players at the central, state, and local level, and considers intangible, minority, colonial, modern and vernacular heritages among others.
This book also showcases unique strands of conservation practice in the postcolonial decades to demonstrate the range, scope, and the multiple avenues of development in the last seven decades. An ideal read for those interested in architecture, planning, historic preservation, urban studies, and South Asian studies.