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Kumbh Mela : mapping the ephemeral megacity / edited by Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera

Contributor(s): Mehrotra, Rahul [editor.] | Vera, Felipe [editor.] | Mehta, Dinesh, 1950- [photographer.] | Mehta, Dipti [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, USA : Harvard University, South Asia Institute, [2015]Description: 447 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783775739900 (hbk.).Subject(s): Kumbha Melā (Hindu festival) -- India -- Allahabad -- Pictorial works | Festivals -- India -- Allahabad -- Management | Infrastructure (Economics) -- India -- Allahabad | City planning -- India -- AllahabadDDC classification: 294.53609542 KUM
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: PREAMBLE PURPOSE Understanding the Kumbh Mela /​ Kalpesh Bhatt URBANISM The Ephemeral Megacity /​ Felipe Vera Setting the Megacity Vignette /​ Vineet Diwadkar DURING THE KUMBH MELA: JANUARY 14 TO MARCH 22 During the Kumbh Mela Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta Health and Safety at the Kumbh Mela /​ Jennifer Leaning Maximum Load Vignette /​ Chuan Hao Chen Investigating Population Dynamics of the Kumbh Mela through the Lens of Cell Phone Data /​ Tarun Khanna DEPLOYMENT &​ DECONSTRUCTION Deployment Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta Deployment Maps /​ Juan Pablo Corral Physical Infrastructure Vignette /​ Johannes Staudt Deconstruction Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta GOVERNANCE &​ BUSINESS Government and the Minimalist Platform: Business at the Kumbh Mela /​ John Macomber Governance and Organizational Structures /​ Vineet Diwadkar LESSONS Contents note continued: Learning from the Pop-Up Megacity: Reflections on Reversibility and Openness /​ Felipe Vera Individual Portraits /​ Giles Price APPENDIX.
Summary: Kumbh Mela is the largest celebration on earth: depending on the zodiacal positions of Jupiter, the sun, and the moon, Hindus travel to certain places along holy rivers, the Ganges for example, for the purpose of bathing and cleansing themselves of sin. In 1989 fifteen million people are said to have attended, in 2001 around thirty million, and in 2013 approximately thirty-four million. In order to transport, house, and feed these enormous crowds of people, functioning temporary structures are required, which in each case are created by the communities hosting the gathering. In 2013, a team from Harvard University monitored the large-scale event from its preparation to the actual celebration itself. The volume presents the comprehensive research findings and includes city maps, aerial images, and photographs.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-445)

Machine generated contents note: PREAMBLE
PURPOSE
Understanding the Kumbh Mela /​ Kalpesh Bhatt
URBANISM
The Ephemeral Megacity /​ Felipe Vera
Setting the Megacity Vignette /​ Vineet Diwadkar
DURING THE KUMBH MELA: JANUARY 14 TO MARCH 22
During the Kumbh Mela Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta
Health and Safety at the Kumbh Mela /​ Jennifer Leaning
Maximum Load Vignette /​ Chuan Hao Chen
Investigating Population Dynamics of the Kumbh Mela through the Lens of Cell Phone Data /​ Tarun Khanna
DEPLOYMENT &​ DECONSTRUCTION
Deployment Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta
Deployment Maps /​ Juan Pablo Corral
Physical Infrastructure Vignette /​ Johannes Staudt
Deconstruction Photo Essay /​ Dinesh Mehta
GOVERNANCE &​ BUSINESS
Government and the Minimalist Platform: Business at the Kumbh Mela /​ John Macomber
Governance and Organizational Structures /​ Vineet Diwadkar
LESSONS
Contents note continued: Learning from the Pop-Up Megacity: Reflections on Reversibility and Openness /​ Felipe Vera
Individual Portraits /​ Giles Price
APPENDIX.

Kumbh Mela is the largest celebration on earth: depending on the zodiacal positions of Jupiter, the sun, and the moon, Hindus travel to certain places along holy rivers, the Ganges for example, for the purpose of bathing and cleansing themselves of sin. In 1989 fifteen million people are said to have attended, in 2001 around thirty million, and in 2013 approximately thirty-four million. In order to transport, house, and feed these enormous crowds of people, functioning temporary structures are required, which in each case are created by the communities hosting the gathering. In 2013, a team from Harvard University monitored the large-scale event from its preparation to the actual celebration itself. The volume presents the comprehensive research findings and includes city maps, aerial images, and photographs.

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