19th & 20th Centuries


Selected writing by Giles Tillotson on architecture in India, 19th and 20th centuries



1989 The Tradition of Indian Architecture: Continuity, Controversy and Change since 1850, Yale University Press, New Haven & London/OUP Delhi


2009 ‘Palaces and the Politics of Style’, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal
Courts, ed. Anna Jackson and Amin Jaffer, V&A Publishing, London, pp. 170-189;
German edition, München, 2010

2008 ‘C.G. Blomfield: Last Architect of the Raj’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 24, pp. 133-9

2006 ‘Architecture and Identity in Three Indian States’, Islamic Art in the 19th Century: Tradition, Innovation and Eclecticism, ed. Doris Behrens-Abouseif and Stephen Vernoit, Brill, Leiden, pp. 387-408

2004 ‘George S.T. Harris: An Architect in Gwalior’ South Asian Studies, Vol. 20, pp. 9-24

2000 ‘Beyond Stately Pleasure: the Iconography of the Dome in India’, Domes: Papers Read at the Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2000, pp. 43-56

1999 ‘Grammar and Ornament: Routes to the Past’, A+D, Vol. XVI, No. 5, pp. 103-5

1997 ‘Svastika Mansion: A Silpa-Sastra in the 1930s’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 13, pp. 87-97

1997 ‘A Visible Monument: Architectural Policies and the Victoria Memorial Hall’,
The Victoria Memorial Hall: Conception, Collections and Conservation, ed. Philippa Vaughan, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 8-23

1995 ‘Architecture and Anxiety: The Problem of Pastiche in Recent Indian Design’,
South Asia Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 30-47 [reprinted in Vinita Damodaran & Maya Unnithan-Kumar (eds), Postcolonial India: History, Politics and Culture, Manohar, Delhi, 2000, pp. 291-300]

1994 ‘Orientalizing the Raj: Indo-Saracenic Fantasies’, Architecture in Victorian and Edwardian India, ed. Christopher W. London, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 15-34

1993 ‘Vincent J. Esch and the Architecture of Hyderabad, 1914-36’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 9, pp. 29-46

Academic book reviews

2007 Review of Peter Scriver and Vikramaditya Prakash (eds), Colonial Modernities: Building, dwelling and architecture in British India and Ceylon, in South Asian Studies, Vol. 23, pp. 200-2

2007 Review of Pervaiz and Sajida Vandal, The Raj, Lahore and Bhai Ram Singh, in JRAS, 17/2

1993 Review of Brian Brace Taylor, Raj Rewal, in South Asian Studies, Vol. 9, pp. 171-3

1991 Review of Vikram Bhatt and Peter Scriver, After the Masters: contemporary Indian architecture, in Architects Journal, 21 August, p. 54.