Town Planning in Postcolonial India, 1947-1965: Chandigarh Re-Examined1

@article{Shaw2009TownPI,
  title={Town Planning in Postcolonial India, 1947-1965: Chandigarh Re-Examined1},
  author={Annapurna Shaw},
  journal={Urban Geography},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={857 - 878}
}
  • A. Shaw
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Sociology
  • Urban Geography
The objective of this article is to reassess the new town building movement in India from 1947 to 1965 through a re-examination of the making of Chandigarh, to show how nationalism, modernism, and local regional influences affected the design and building of new towns. Chandigarh emerged as part of the post-Partition need for a new capital for the Punjab, and involved the efforts of several people and levels of government. The context of newly achieved nationhood became important in the way it… 
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