Building India

Print edition : October 13, 2017

India International Centre, designed by Joseph Stein. Photograph by Madan Mahatta.

Rabindra Bhawan, design and photograph by Habib Rahman, 1961.

Memorial to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, designed by Habib Rahman, 1959. Photograph, courtesy Ram Rahman.

Achyut Kanvinde (extreme left) with Primie Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, looking at the first model of Lalit Kala Akademi.

Kanvinde in the house that he designed for himself. Photograph by Madan Mahatta.

CSIR, Delhi, with M.F. Husain's mural on Nehru. Photo: Photograph by Ram Rahman.

Stairway at Ford Foundation, designed by Joseph Stein.

Model and photographs (Madan Mahatta) of the NDMC building, which was designed by Kuldip Singh.

At the exhibition titled "Delhi: Building the Modern". Kuldip Singh, Mahendra Raj, Kiran Nadar, Raj Rewal, Helene Rewal (sitting) Ram Rahman.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru took a keen interest in fostering young talent in architecture and patronised the “modern” style in an effort to make it emblematic of an ambitious new nation.

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