ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joanne Taylor is a Sydney-based scholar, writer and photographer with a passion for Indian architecture and culture. She has written for numerous publications, studied Indian history at the University of Sydney, and has done a thesis on CalcuttaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Great Houses for the University of New South Wales.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta discovers the heritage buildings of Calcutta through history and anecdotes. The great houses of BengalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s merchant princes have been largely forgotten and rarely photographed. This book makes an important contribution to the architectural history of both Calcutta and India.