Understanding Spatial Inequalities in Mumbai: From Colonial India to the Present Day

CHAITANYA BHAT The largest factor causing Mumbai to become one of the world’s biggest cities is widely accepted to be its location on the Indian peninsula, with the presence of a deep and sheltered harbour. The erstwhile seven islands evolved from being outposts for fishing villages on the mainland to being the buzzing metropolis that…

Understanding the Project of Chandigarh: A Reflection on High-Modernist Thinking

In this paper, I attempt to understand the role of personal bias with regards to urban planning. Le Corbusier’s architectural ideology has been briefly contextualised in the political realm of high modernism. MEHAK SIDHU The new city (Chandigarh) was to represent India’s bold break from its colonial past, while being its first attempt to create…