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Bhubaneswar : from a temple town to a capital city / Ravi Kalia.

By: Kalia, Ravi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, 1994Description: xx, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780809318766 (hbk.); 0809318768.Subject(s): City planning -- India -- Bhubaneswar | Cities and towns -- India -- Orissa -- Growth | Orissa (India) -- Capital and capitol | Bhubaneswar (India) -- HistoryDDC classification: 307.76095413 KAL Online resources: Table of contents Summary: In this informative new book, Ravi Kalia continues his examination of the planning of Indian cities begun with his earlier study of Chandigarh. Here, Kalia makes systematic inquiries into the political circumstances that brought about modern Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Orissa, to reveal the historical and social circumstances that shaped the city. In this account, Kalia brilliantly shows the interplay of indigenous religious forces, regional loyalty, and Western secular ideas in the context of twentieth-century international architecture and planning movements. This book will prove invaluable to historians, architects, planners, sociologists, and scholars interested in India, as well as those interested in urban planning in developing countries.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-226) and index.

In this informative new book, Ravi Kalia continues his examination of the planning of Indian cities begun with his earlier study of Chandigarh. Here, Kalia makes systematic inquiries into the political circumstances that brought about modern Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Orissa, to reveal the historical and social circumstances that shaped the city. In this account, Kalia brilliantly shows the interplay of indigenous religious forces, regional loyalty, and Western secular ideas in the context of twentieth-century international architecture and planning movements. This book will prove invaluable to historians, architects, planners, sociologists, and scholars interested in India, as well as those interested in urban planning in developing countries.

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