Date: 24th February 2019

Venue: Bangalore International Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka

 “I’ve always been fascinated by maps and cartography. A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going – in a sense, it’s three tenses in one.”

Peter Greenaway

The premise of this presentation is to explore the history of Bangalore through the many maps that have been made of it. From maps of the first Empires in the area, to the establishment of the city by Kempegowda, the maps made of the battle for Bangalore, the formation of the cantonment and the regular surveys done in the post independence era.

Together all these maps form a palimpsest of different people in power and the multiple imaginations that have formed the city of Bangalore.

The maps consulted in the making of these images are:

  1. Plan of Bangalore and its Environs. Vibart, 1791. Map
  2. Map of the Bangalore Cantonment. Pharoah, 1854. Map
  3. Revenue map, 1870. Map
  4. Bangalore.1897.Map
  5. Bangalore. Murray, 1924.Map
  6. Bangalore. Survey of India, 1948
  7. Bangalore. Survey of India, 1969
  8. Bangalore. Survey of India, 1983
  9. Bangalore. Survey of India, 2002

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