Abha Narain Lambah (2003) Through the Looking Glass- The Grade I Heritage of Mumbai; Super Book House ISBN 10: 8190112872/ ISBN 13: 9788190112871


The Grade I buildings of a city represent the most precious heritage of its people, their greatest cultural assets and the strongest visions of its builders. These heritage structures are thus symbolic of the finest architectural aspirations of the city and form the icons that build up its public memory.

In order to preserve this valuable legacy, it is imperative to constantly monitor its condition, assess the various issues that threaten its integrity and then to follow it up with assertive action.
This book gives an account of the history and status of the Grade I structures, explaining their selection in the Grade I category and outlining the steps needed for their continued preservation and future maintenance.

Abha Narain Lambah (2015) The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai; Observer Research Foundation and Spenta Multimedia


This book has emerged out of the citizen-driven initiative to nominate Mumbai’s 19th and 20th century, the urban ensemble of Victorian and art decors building as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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