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Fort area, Mumbai

  1. 1. History assignment <ul><li>Fort area </li></ul><ul><li>presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>kritika 9101 </li></ul><ul><li>anurag 9102 </li></ul><ul><li>krupali 9103 </li></ul><ul><li>abhijit 9104 </li></ul>
  2. 2. CONTENTS <ul><li>RAJABAI TOWER. </li></ul><ul><li>BOMBAY HIGH COURT. </li></ul><ul><li>FORT GEORGE. </li></ul><ul><li>PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE AREA. </li></ul>
  3. 3. FACTFILE <ul><li>Situated in South Mumbai. </li></ul><ul><li>Was part of the Ashoka Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Became a significance of the British defense with the construction of George fort. </li></ul><ul><li>Later on gained importance as a commercial place during the time of parsis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rajabai tower
  5. 5. introduction <ul><li>Designed by sir george scott. </li></ul><ul><li>It was modeled on the basics of big ben tower UK house of parliament . </li></ul>
  6. 6. dates <ul><li>Foundation: march 1869 </li></ul><ul><li>Completed november 1878 </li></ul>
  7. 7. The building <ul><li>structure: a fusion of venetian and gothic style. </li></ul><ul><li>Shape: octagon </li></ul><ul><li>Height:280feet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why it is called Rajabai? <ul><li>Entire construction cost was sponsored by Premchand roychand. </li></ul><ul><li>Named after his mother Rajabai </li></ul>
  9. 11. THE CLOCK PLAYS 16 DIFFERENT TUNES EG:RULE BRITANNIA GOD SAVE THE KING chimes
  10. 13. Bombay high court <ul><li>Inaugurated on 14 th august 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>Height of the building : 562 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Rs.1644528 </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of stones used: Blue basalt </li></ul>
  11. 14. Chief architect <ul><li>Designed by Fuller. </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald aungier: the true founder </li></ul><ul><li>Governor of surat factory. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Bombay high court in ancient times
  13. 17. 1 st Indian chief justice <ul><li>Mr.M.C.CHAGLA </li></ul>
  14. 18. today <ul><li>In 2003,high court completed 125 th anniversary. </li></ul><ul><li>Rahul merhotra and sharda dwivedi released book;bombay high court: the story of building. </li></ul>
  15. 20. GEORGE FORT
  16. 21. introduction <ul><li>Built in1769 </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of the following: 3 gates: </li></ul><ul><li>Church gate </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo gate </li></ul><ul><li>Bazaar gate </li></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><li>Referred to fort as “uncrowned palace of mumbai” </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1857, he studied in Fort High school and elphinstone college. </li></ul><ul><li>Most respected indian throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>Was conferred upon the title of Knight by spain, england and portugal. </li></ul>HOmASJEE COWASJEE WACHHA
  18. 27. Dr.Dadabhai Navroji
  19. 28. Dr.Dadabhai Navroji <ul><li>First indian member of parliament 1892-1895 </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.dn road. </li></ul>
  20. 29. Sudhir Sirsat <ul><li>Chairman of Heritage Conservation Committee, BMC. </li></ul><ul><li>All structures in fort area were declared as grade 1 monuments in April 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>There are around 385 monuments in mumbai. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructions and repairs are not allowed. </li></ul>
  21. 30. PADMASHRI NANA CHUDASAMA <ul><li>FORMER SHERIFF OF MUMBAI. </li></ul><ul><li>PIONEER OF I LOVE MUMBAI </li></ul><ul><li>QUOTES near MARINE DRIVE </li></ul><ul><li>‘ WHAT HAS COME FROM THE </li></ul><ul><li>CITY SHOULD GO BACK BY </li></ul><ul><li>PRESERVING IT’ </li></ul>
  22. 31. Aaba narain Lamba <ul><li>Architect for heritage </li></ul><ul><li>conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Three time award winner </li></ul><ul><li>of UNESCO. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated activities to </li></ul><ul><li>protect the structures in </li></ul><ul><li>Fort area. </li></ul>
  23. 32. KALA GHODA
  24. 33. Mumbai CST(Victoria Terminus)
  25. 34. PROBLEMS
  26. 35. REFERENCES <ul><li>UDRI library, Kala Ghoda </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: Wikipedia and Mumbai77.com </li></ul><ul><li>Old articles from Times of India </li></ul><ul><li>Books- ‘Bombay: The Cities Within’, ‘Fort Walks’. </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage and Public relations department BMC. </li></ul>

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