20th Century Compulsions: Modern Indian Architecture by Mustansir Dalvi from the Marg Archives
About the book
20th Century Compulsions features authentic voices from the first modernist generation reflecting on architecture in India.
The spirit of architecture completely transformed in the 20th century and Marg magazine, founded in 1946, was at the forefront of documenting that change. The leading lights of architecture in the world wrote significant short texts for Marg that set forth not just an agenda for architecture that would share the new India, but the habitats of a new world order. This is anthology comprises a selection of these essays, as relevant now as they were when they first appeared.
Mustansir Dalvi, editor of this anthology, is professor of architecture at Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. He is an architect and author with a special interest in the development of Indian architecture in the penultimate decade before Independence. Amongst his many writings is an assessment in Marg of the impact Mulk Raj Anand had on modern architecture in India.
Publication Date: May 15, 2016
Publisher: Marg Publications