Book Chapters

Chapter “Interpreting public space in the Jaina Basadis of Moodabidri in the book “Eloquent Spaces: Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture” edited by Shonaleeka kaul. Publisher : Routledge

Chapter “Settlement Pattern; Moodabidri” in “The Jaina Heritage”  by Editor Julia A B Hegewald. Publisher:Samskriti, New Delhi


This chapter in the book edited by Dr. Julia Hegewald was important from the point of view of articulating the urban condition of historic settlements in the Karnataka region of India, which I have been researching. Moodabidri is an important Jain town and I had conducted field research with my students in the region leading to documentation drawings of the place. I carried out further analysis of the landscape conditions; settlement pattern and idea of public place and correlated it with the Jain philosophy and practice. In the process I ended up articulating the distinctiveness of this Jain town in terms of its spatial structure.

Papers and Articles

Liker Monastery: The structuring Principles of the Complex

The Changing Himalayan House

Is their Something like a Himalayan City?

Patan: Reading Urban Form in Cultural Landscape

Himalayan Cities as Repositories of Vernacular Tradition

A Short History of Global History of Urban Form

The Grey Zones of Modernity in Journal Spade. Volume 2, 2009

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