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Lost and Found, Scott,  Kip
Lost and Found
Kip Scott

Hardback $59.99 - Transit Lounge Publishing
Architecture - Published: 1/Dec/2019 - ISBN: 9781925760422

The Partition of India in 1947 tragically ripped Bengal apart with a large proportion of the Hindu population departing Dhaka for India. The borders of the new
countries were to follow religious
lines: India would be for Hindus, Pakistan for Muslims. What is now known as
Bangladesh, previously East Pakistan, saw
many of it rajbaris or mansions abandoned,
a situation further compounded by the independence war of 1971.

In Kolkata, and
regional Bengal the family owners of lavish colonial houses
also experienced dramatic upheaval and a loss in fortunes following Independence.

Both the nation of Bangladesh and the Indian state of Bengal
are a treasure store of little visited architectural wonders that seem lost in
an earlier time. Photographer Kip Scott, noted for his architectural images,
here captures the lavish mansions of Bangladesh and Bengal in all their glory.
Ruined, restored, lost and found, the magnificent mansions are an often eclectic blend of Moghul and Classical

And here those images are so often accompanied by the
street life, work or nature that
surrounds and sometimes threatens to encompass them.

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