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Is Chandigarh a perfectly planned city? - Vikramāditya Prakāsh


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In 1947, India achieved independence from British rule — but this freedom came at a tremendous cost. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, was eager to usher his country towards a brighter, united future. And one of the projects that would prove most essential to realizing this vision was the construction of Chandigarh. Vikramāditya Prakāsh details the creation of the futurist city.

A modernist city has a distinctive identity. What are some of the characteristics that would enable a city to be classified as “modernist”?

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  • Educator Vikramāditya Prakāsh
  • Director Jeff Le Bars, Jet Propulsion
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis, Anna Bechtol
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Nidhi Upadhyaya

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