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Sussex help for Indian heritage in Shibpur

A proposal from the University of Sussex to restore an 18th century building - where the "father of Indian botany", William Roxburgh, lived - might save the heritage structure.

Abandoned since the 70s, the Roxburgh House at the Botanic Garden in Shibpur with its impressive portico and wooden spiral staircase is slowly giving in to the vagaries of nature and time. And the owner, the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), seems least interested in stopping it.

 

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By: Martin Wingfield
Last updated: Thursday, 17 August 2017

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