"Much has been written about the Rashtrapati Bhavan as a 20th century 'palace' that once lay at the heart of a British imperial vision of India and later on, as the centre of democratic republicanism in the modern nation of India. However, very little is known about the vast estate that lies behind the facade of the main building. This volume sheds light on the symbiotic and organic oneness between the main building, the home to the president and her/his family, and the vast 350-acre estate, which is currently home to nearly 1000 households."
Life in Rashtrapati Bhawan
The world's largest democracy probably has the largest residence for its President. But he is not the only resident of this magnificent estate. There are dozens of families and a thousand people who live in this 'little town' who help run the place and keep up its high levels. I had the pleasure of photographing not just the opulence and grandeur of the place, but also its everyday, routine life over a year. A bit of a 'behind the scene' mixed with the 'making of a presidential life' ... this book is a wonderful amalgam of the Rashtrapati Bhavan's present and its history.