Thus the Lal Bagh was born

East View of Bangalore in 1792 AD by Robert Hyde Colebrooke, British Library, Shelfmark – WD4461 Courtesy: Yashaswini Sharma

Were there waterways inside Lal Bagh once upon a time? How did the famous garden get the unique design? How did the famous glass house came to be in it? This chapter from a book on Bangalore’s early history — Bangalore – the early city – AD 1537-1799, authored by Yashaswini Sharma, an architect from Bengaluru, to be released on June 4, 2016, at the British Council, Bangalore, provides some insights. Exclusive images collected from archives make it an interesting read.

Note: This has been published with athe author’s permission.

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