| The complexity of India’s contemporary architectural scene over a crucial period marked by economic liberalization and the contradictions, glamour and displacement wrought by globalization
In twenty-first-century India, hybridity, pluralism and fusion reign over singular identities, the resultant architecture mirroring the socio-economic and political fabric of one of the world’s largest and most populous nation states. Architect, educator and author Rahul Mehrotra (*1959 in New Delhi) has been at the forefront of the Indian contemporary architecture scene for the last two decades. The book is his personal account and presents four distinct genres of architectural expression and introduces the proponents of each with a bold, incisive text supported by exceptional examples of projects that showcase the disparity and coexistence of multiple approaches. Featuring the work of more than 60 contemporary architects, and lavishly illustrated with over 500 stunning photographs, it will interest a vast readership of academics, architects and students, as well as exponents of multiple design disciplines and the general reader with an interest in contemporary India.