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About the authors

Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra is a Professor of Architecture at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning. He has been in Private practice since 1990 as principal of RMA Architects, a Mumbai-based Architecture office engaged in building design, urban planning, and conservation projects. Professor Mehrotra has written extensively on the city of Mumbai and on Architecture in South Asia.

Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and independent curator of contemporary art. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Zones of Assault (1991), The Cartographer's Apprentice (2000) and The Sleepwalker's Archive (2001). He has also co-translated Vasant Dahake's Marathi poems under the title A Terrorist of the Spirit (1992) and edited the anthology, Reasons for Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets (Viking, 2002). He has also written a critical biography of the artist Jehangir Sabavala (Pilgrim, Exile, Sorcerer, 1998) and a monograph on the painter Sudhir Patwardhan (The Complicit Observer, 2004). As a literary organizer, Hoskote has been associated with the Poetry Circle, Bombay, since its inception in 1986, and was its President from 1992 to 1997. Hoskote was Visiting Writer and Fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (1995) and has held a writing residency at the Villa Waldberta, Munich (2003). He received the Sanskriti Award for Literature in 1996 and the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award in 2004. Hoskote lives and works in Bombay.

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Kaiwan Mehta

Kaiwan Mehta has studied Architecture, Literature, Indian Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. While being' involved in teaching, Writing and Research on Architecture and the city, he has been associated with many institutions like KKV Institute for Architecture, Mumbai, Jnanapravaha, Mumbai and Akademie Schloss Solitude', Stuttgart.

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Bibliographic information

Title The State of Architecture: Practices & Processes in India
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383999132
length 228p., Illustrations; Colour; 21 x 30cm.