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

  title={Town Planning in Postcolonial India, 1947-1965: Chandigarh Re-Examined1},
  author={Annapurna Shaw},
  journal={Urban Geography},
  pages={857 - 878}
  • A. Shaw
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Sociology
  • Urban Geography
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