Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India

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When India emerged from colonial rule in 1947, the division of Punjab left its historic capital, Lahore, in newly created Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru insisted that Punjab's new capital, Chandigarh, should be a symbol of the nation's faith in the future, unfettered by the traditions of the past. Its design and construction galvanized national attention, and Le Corbusier, the icon of European architectural modernism, was invited to help remake India's national ideal. Le Corbusier arrived in 1950, in the ...

Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India 2002, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295982076

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