Contesting visions: hybridity, liminality and authorship of the Chandigarh plan

  title={Contesting visions: hybridity, liminality and authorship of the Chandigarh plan},
  author={Nihal PERERA},
  journal={Planning Perspectives},
  pages={175 - 199}
  • Nihal PERERA *
  • Published 2004
  • Planning Perspectives
  • This article examines the authorship of the plan for Chandigarh, the new capital of the Punjab, created following its partition consequential on Indian independence. The literature on Chandigarh's planning, celebrated principally because of the central involvement of Le Corbusier, is largely architect‐centric, escriptive and positivist, with few critical evaluations. Despite exposing readers to the complexities involved in planning the city, scholars anchor their narratives around what they… CONTINUE READING


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