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Metaform has been actively involved in various fields of knowledge production centered on Bengaluru. The city’s history, culture, society, and civic concerns have been topics that we, at Metaform, have been involved with for years. With Metaform, we plan to create a go-to-hub for Bangalore Studies.

Metaform operates in close partnership with its sister organization, Mod Foundation. Together, they form a dynamic urban research and action institute focussed on Bengaluru City.


Bangalore Through the Centuries was first published in 1970 and has been one of the earliest milestones in the historiography of Bengaluru. The city’s tumultuous past has been recounted beautifully by Shri M Fazlul Hasan – starting from the city’s founding by Kempe Gowda, the book traverses through the Cantonment town of the colonial era and the ambitious project of the post independent India up to 1970. It is to honour his memory and to bring his work back to the readers of later generations that we are republishing the book.


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