Walter Granville (1819-1874) was among those professionals who "benefited from the wealth, success, and international reach of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century" (Welch et al. 75). One of the most successful architects working in India during the Victorian period, he left behind him a fine legacy of landmark buildings in what was then the second city of Empire — Calcutta (present-day Kolkata). — Jacqueline Banerjee




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Morris, Jan, with Simon Winchester. Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Welch, Anthony, Martin Segger and Nicholas DeCaro. "Building for the Raj: Richard Roskell Bayne." RRCAR (Canadian Art Review). XXXIV: 2 (2009): 74-86. Web. 1 February 2013.

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