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Gandhinagar : building national identity in postcolonial India / Ravi Kalia.
By: Kalia, Ravi.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2004Description: xiv, 165 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195676084 (hbk.); 9780195676082 (hbk.).Subject(s): City planning -- India -- Gāndhīnagar | Urban policy -- India | Gāndhīnagar (India) -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 307.1216095475 KAL Online resources: Table of contents
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|307.1216095456 MAS 011601 Master plan for Delhi : with the perspective for the year 2021 /||307.1216095456 WOR 000787 Work studies graphic presentation : master plan for Delhi perspective 2001 /||307.1216095475 APT 004163 The building of Gandhinagar : new capital of Gujarat: India /||307.1216095475 KAL 000736 Gandhinagar : building national identity in postcolonial India /||307.1216095479 REP 005901 Report of Fact Finding Team on Vidharbha : regional disparities and rural distress in Maharashtra with particular reference to Vidarbha.||307.12160954792 APT 005207 Urban growth strategies : Mumbai lessons /||307.12160954792 APT 007476 Urban growth strategies : Mumbai lessons /|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The making of the Gujarat state -- The politics of site -- The Kahn seminar in Ahmedabad -- The plan and architecture.
"Exploring the impact of modernist architecture on India as a whole, Kalia suggests that the style gained acceptance because its parsimonious designs and unadorned spaces never represented a threat to a religiously pluralist country anxious to create a secular identity. He explains how two competing versions of Indian history and ideology - Gandhi's and Jawaharlal Nehru's - employed modernism's ideals for their own separate ends. Serving two masters, as Kalia illustrates, created constrictions and tensions evident in the building of Gandhinagar and in the careers of many Indian architects, including Doshi, Charles Correa, and Achyut Kanvinde."--BOOK JACKET.