Habib Rahman, one of the visionaries, laid the foundations of the architectural vocabulary of independent India by playing a pivotal role in shaping the modern architecture of Delhi. This book describes Habib Rahman as an inscriber of the transition of India from a newly independent state to a strong republic, reflected through his architectural practice. It further describes Habib as an engineer, architect and a musician, a fusion of which is evinced in the unique purity clarity and vibrancy of his architectural pursuit. It provides a blueprint of projects conceived by Habib in detail, supported by rare photographs and plans showing the evolution of his design vocabulary from Gandhi Ghat to the Delhi Zoological Park.
This book on Padma Bhushan Habib Rahman is an important contribution to the history of modern architecture in India.