Cubbon Park the Green Heart of Bengaluru (Paperback)

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Over 150 years ago, in 1870, a public park was inaugurated in Bangalore.

Designed by British engineer Richard Sankey, it spread over 100 acres and

encompassed features typical to the city-granite outcrops, lush greenery,

wide avenues and government buildings. Originally named Meade's Park, it

has been known to generations of Bangaloreans as Cubbon Park-sanctuary,

lung space, thoroughfare, battlefield, picnic spot, repository of urban

biodiversity, and public park.

In this book, the first of its kind about Cubbon Park, author, columnist and

true-blue Bangalorean Roopa Pai, attempts to decode the enduring appeal of

the Park. Historical sketches trace the story of not just Cubbon Park, but that of

Mysore state and the city itself. Her conversations with Bangaloreans of today

show the Park in all its contested glory, even as she writes about the open music

spaces it once hosted and its diverse flora and fauna, the powerful lurking at its

fringes, waiting to gobble it up, and the citizen activists who tirelessly protect it.

Heart-warming and meticulously researched, Cubbon Park is an enduring

snapshot of a precious green space that is as much an idea as a physical entity,

as fragile as it is powerful, as divisive and as it is unifying, and always central

to the city's imagination.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789354472343
ISBN-10: 9354472346
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2022
Pages: 186
Language: English