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The Spread of Apartment Living

Nikhil Rao

in House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses the three developments in the building industry that resulted in the proliferation of the Bombay flat in the 1930s and 1940s: the generalized availability of cheap cement and ... More


Introduction

Nikhil Rao

in House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The introduction discusses the social implications of apartment living in Bombay from about 1918 to 1960. In a changing political and economic context, there came an increasing demand of housing and ... More


House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Nikhil Rao

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Between the well-documented development of colonial Bombay and sprawling contemporary Mumbai, a profound shift in the city’s fabric occurred: the emergence of the first suburbs and their distinctive ... More


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