The new colonial architecture will be called “Bengalism” and will be based on the Indian design tradition, the architect told The Times Of India.
It is an idea that has been suggested several times in recent years by prominent architects like Bajrang Dal founder Pratibha Thakur and former Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority president K V K Prakash and has been floated in a number of cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The new architecture, however, will be the most “modern” and “modernist” of all the proposed “colonial revival” buildings, said K V Kamal, who is overseeing the project with architect Jignesh Kumar Singh.
It will be “one of the most innovative architectural developments in recent times”, said Kamal.
The proposed architecture will focus on the “architectural heritage” of India, as well as the “cultural heritage” it has lost to colonialism, said Kamala Sahu, the managing director of the Bajangal Group, the group that is planning the project.
The new building will be part of the “Babylon” project that is under construction in New Delhi.
The name is based on “Baba Baba” a Sanskrit phrase that means “the world of Babu-Ra, the creator of everything”, said V K Kamal who is also a member of the group.
The Baba Baba Project was the brainchild of Kamal’s wife Kalyan and her husband who were keen to take up the task, she said.
“The name Babbir-Ra” came about from a word that means the world of Rama, the king of kings, she added.
Kamal, an architect who has designed the New Delhi skyline, said he was “delighted” to work with architects and engineers on the project and was hoping that the project would be completed in 2020.
The Baba Baba Project is the brain child of Kamala Kamal and her partner, V K K Pramanick.
Babu Babu, an ancient Hindu god, was worshipped as a god in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and in Nepal.
The original name of the project is Babu Bapu which means “building of Baba”.
The project is part of a larger plan for “Bajangals” across India, the world’s biggest economy.
The projects aim to revive the city’s architectural heritage by creating buildings and parks to mark the heritage of the past and the future, and create “babes” for children.
In 2016, the project was awarded the prestigious Birla International Award for Architecture.
“I hope to create a brand new Bambar village in the city where I can create a new Babbi-Ra village.
We are all proud of our heritage, the history and culture of the city.
I am proud of my heritage, I am very proud of this project,” said Kamalan.