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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
Cities are excellent reminders of our cultural memory, aspirational projections, our successes and failures in establishing cosmopolitan spaces of collective living. We look at the imaginaries of the cities in Indian epic literature. (Photo Source: Vaibhavsoni1/Wikimedia Commons)   William Blake…
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Rupali Gupte
  Typically, a chawl is a set of rooms strung along a corridor. Each of these rooms are inhabited by different households. Chawls can be single- or multi-storied—generally they have a ground floor plus two or three above. While one end of the corridor has a staircase, the other end typically has a…
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Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava
  The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a settling down of the urban industrial haze that had enveloped economic and political centres all over the world. During those unsettling decades, cities were still shaping themselves vis-à-vis emerging industrial modern realities – primarily, increased…
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Aditi Dey
  Chawls have been well represented in popular depictions of the city of Mumbai through movies, serials, plays and books. Most visibly present around the erstwhile textile mill regions of Parel and South Bombay, chawls have emerged as a housing typology across the entire city. Today they represent…
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Aditi Dey
The chawls of Mumbai have been the most recognisable characteristic of the urban identity of the city. Initially built by the colonial state for the working classes who migrated into the city to work at the illustrious textile mills, chawls gradually transformed into the most common middle-class…
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Anurag Mazumdar
    Correa’s Contribution to New and Small Towns For many architects, considerations of urban design occur piecemeal, an afterthought once the buildings are in place, the landscaping is done and the roads leading to it are in order. However Charles Correa—the man who swore never to design a glass…
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