Bhuj: Art, Architecture, History, Page 4
When a horrifying earthquake in 2001 reduced large parts of the 16th-century city of Bhuj to rubble, residents shook their heads with disbelief, awed at the prospect of reconstruction. Five years after that unforgettable morning, this book narrates the city's story of urban development over 450 tumultuous years, revisiting the work of potentates and commoners as they went about shaping its charming, if idiosyncratic outline.
Illustrated with pictures and stories obtained from residents, museums, and local organizations in Bhuj, the book combines ethnography, a comment on the relationship between craft and city-building, and a critique of present-day development trends. Rare 19th- and 20th-century photographs complement the book's narrative, which describes the economic role that the arts have played in city-building, and the prospects ahead to marshall them as instruments of future development. It is a book for citizens and visitors of Bhuj wanting an unconventional introduction to Bhuj, and a portfolio of evidence for city planners, policy-makers, and investors in the city - disaster or no disaster.
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K S Dilipsinhji Prangiriji Goswamy Rahamtulla Jamadar Pramod Jerhi Prabodh
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2001 earthquake A.A. Wazir aesthetic Ahmedabad Aina Mahal Trust Alfred High School Anjar Bad Schwartau began Bhid Gate Bhuj Bhuj's Bhujiyo Hill centre chabutara Chakla Chowk city's Clock Tower coll colonies construction Court cultural Darbargarh decorated demolished Dholakia Dilipsinhji disaster early earthquake earthquake of 2001 Environmental Planning Collaborative facade Falia Fateh ghat Gujarat Gujjar Hamirsar Lake Heritage Hindu historic buildings houses India Jethi jharokha Kachchh Kachchh Nav Nirman kamaagar khana Khattri Khengarji koris Kutch lake's Lakhota late 19th century living Lohana Mahadev Gate Maharao Mandvi MKS Godji Collection Mochi Mumbai Muslim nagaara Nagar Nagar Brahmin Nagpanchmi Nav Nirman Nav Nirman Abhiyan neighbourhood old city ornamentation Patwadi Gate photographed planners procession Ramsingh reconstruction redevelopment residents restoration road royal salaat Sanskruti Saraf Bazaar Sarpat Gate Sharad Bagh Trust Sheri streets suthaar tazia Temple Town Planning urban development Vijayarajji Vora walled city zardozi