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Vikramaditya Prakash
ARCH 446
Seattle Campus

South Asian Architecture II

Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture and urbanism of South Asia. Using methodologies of culture studies, covers 1800 to present, emphasizing the years since India's independence in 1947.

Class description

Unlike the official description, this class this year will concentrate almost entirely on Chandigarh, the fabled postcolonial city of modern India commissioned by Jawaharlal Nehru and designed by Le Corbusier. We will study the city in terms of its past and future.

Student learning goals

History of India

Indian architecture

Postcolonial theory

Philosophical reasoning

Indian philosophy and aesthetics

General method of instruction

Lecture and seminar discussion

Recommended preparation

Background in modern architecture. Prefer some background in Indian history.

Class assignments and grading

Research paper; 20 pages, double spaced (not including illustrations)

Class participation - 40% Paper draft - 20% Final paper - 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Vikramaditya Prakash
Date: 03/30/2010