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Western India is rich from unexplored historical sites, some of them having been preserved from heavy industrialisation and modernisation processes. Surveying their historical structures promises to bring light on early and mediaeval urbanisation process, city space and urban life.

Call for Papers: Panel “Making Inner Urban Boundaries” at EAUH 2024 Annual Conference

Urban history enthusiasts and researchers, get ready to dive into the fascinating world of urban boundaries at the European Association for Urban History (EAUH) 2024 Annual Conference. The panel “Making Inner Urban Boundaries” proposed by the KFG “Religion and Urbanity” delves into the intricate boundary making processes that shape cities, with a special focus on the role of religion.

Exhibition ‘Restoring Stepwells’ in Delhi

“Baolis: How we managed to conserve water in old days.” by Anuja Jaiswal. Times of India. 23.08.23. Cover image: By TheGarvitGupta – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60350914

Anupam Mishra’s Water-Culture

Levi, R. 2023. “The “Sacred” Architecture of Anupam Mishra’s Water-Culture.” In Water and Sacred Architecture, edited by Anat Geva. London: Routledge.

Sacredness and Stepwells in Ahmedabad

Sheth, Priyanka. 2023. “Sacredness in the Presence and Absence of Water: The Case of Stepwells in Ahmedabad, India.” In Water and Sacred Architecture, edited by Anat Geva. London: Routledge.

Ancient Water Systems of Burhanpur City

Gour, Apurva. 2023. “Revisiting Kundi Bhandara: Understanding the Ancient Water Management Systems from the Mughal Period – Case of Burhanpur City, Madhya Pradesh.” International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research 5(4): 1-6.

Waterworks of Mughal Gardens

Wescoat Jr., James L. 2022. “Water and Work in Mughal Gardens and Landscapes.” Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World 3(1): 112-137.

Famines in Indian literature

Famines in Indian literature

The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures The Proposed work will be submitted to Routledge under its ongoing series “South Asian Literature in Focus” Deadline for Submissions: 31.05.2023

Conference on Sustainability

Conference on Sustainability

International Conference on Sustainability: An Ancient Indian Approach Organized by: MCHV, IIM Calcutta Interested participants are invited to submit their manuscripts for presentation in the following tracks: -Sustainability in different Indian Philosophical systems-Governance and...

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