The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985


Published in conjunction with a major exhibition on the architectural production of South Asia in the postcolonial period, this catalogue examines architecture in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), and Sri Lanka.


ISBN: 9781633451247 Category:

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Weight 1650 g
Dimensions 26 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date 13 June 2022
Number of pages 232
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Nonica Datta, Prajna Desai, Da Hyung Jeong, Farhan Karim, Evangelos Kotsioris, Saloni Mathur, Rahul Mehrotra, Mrnalini Rajagopalan, Peter Scriver, Devika Singh, Amit Srivastava, and Martino Stierli, Photographs by Randhir Singh
Dimensions 26 x 31.4 cm
Weight 1650 g


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Martino Stierli is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General, Bengal Institute

Da Hyung Jeong

Evangelos Kotsioris, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Nonica Datta

Prajna Desai, C-MAP Fellow for Asia, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Farhan Karim, Assistant Professor of Architectural History, Architecture Department, School of Architecture & Design, The University of Kansas

Saloni Mathur

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Anoma Pieris, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

Mrnalini Rajagopalan

Peter Scriver, Associate Professor, and Amit Srivastava, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide

Devika Singh, Affiliated Scholar, Centre of South Asian Studies of the University of Cambridge; Member of Global Art Prospective, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), Paris

Amit Srivastava