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Building HistoriesThe Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi$
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Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226283470

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.001.0001

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Making New Monuments

Making New Monuments

(p.191) Epilogue Making New Monuments
Building Histories

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

University of Chicago Press

The concluding section of the book looks at the most recent reclamations and recasting of architectural monuments in Delhi. One example of a medieval ruin refashioned as a Hindu site and another of the declaration of New Delhi as a heritage zone illustrate the ongoing project of creating new histories for old monuments and old histories for new monuments. Most importantly, the epilogue stresses the blurred boundaries between affect and archive in the creation of monuments—both medieval and modern.

Keywords:   Lutyens Delhi, Qila Rai Pithora, heritage zones, Delhi Development Authority, Jagmohan

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