Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India.
When India gained its independence in 1947, the British left behind a lasting legacy of gardens. This volume shares the story of the colonial gardener in India, operating from homesickness as well as from a desire to "tame" the Indian continent, and covers the long history of these endeavours, from 18th c. nabobs to Victorian civil servants' well-trimmed lawns. Ideals of the colonial project are found in gardens. Generously illustrated. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. Hb, Dj. USED. $40.00