Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect was part of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ “Out of India” season, which also included numerous events running throughout the summer of 2013. Film screenings, discussions, a symposium with Charles Correa, and a lecture by the great man himself were planned to draw in audiences and to subject the work to an extended period of interrogation.

India has become something of a hot topic in the United Kingdom, with recent high-profile visits made to the country by Prime Minister David Cameron, coupled with numerous television programs and radio broadcasts, trade delegations, and educational visits; the country seems hungry for all things Indian.

The exhibition at the RIBA formed part of this renewed interest but was largely impelled by Correa’s decision to donate his personal archive of over six thousand artifacts to the RIBA. This was the largest single gift to the institute’s collection by...

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