ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Architecture

In India, architecture is not seen as a discipline possessing any serious transformative social agency or critique either by architects themselves or informed critics. The article attempts to interrogate this situation, tracing and situating the validity of architecture's political claims, and offering possibilities through an increased engagement with architecture's other--the city.

It is because an architect seems to us a symbol of the resurgent India that the Modern Architectural Research Group has come forward to sponsor this magazine on architecture and art

—Anand 1946.

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