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Haryana: Cultural Heritage Guide

Shikha Jain (Editor) Bhawna Dandona (Editor)

This Guide to the cultural heritage of Haryana is an important resource on the unprotected heritage of Haryana. The first section of the guide provides an overview of Haryana's natural, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources with articles that focus on the state's geographical transformations, political history, cultural changes and chronological evolution of architectural types. 

The main section of the guide presents details of each districts its history and indigenous characteristics along with major heritage landmarks. This section is heavily supported by maps and drawings and serves as a useful reference for each district. The heritage walks identified in the few select towns within each district showcase the major heritage precincts that are the only collective remains from the past besides the numerous isolated monuments listed in this book.

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About the author

Shikha Jain

Shikha Jain studied architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and later finished Masters in Architecture from Kansas State University, USA. Her doctoral work on the traditional havelis of Rajasthan from Prasada, De Montfort University, UK has been awarded the IIA Research Award 2003 by the Indian Institute of Architects. She is involved in architectural research and teaching. A number of her articles on heritage and conservation have been published in architecture journals. She is also editor of Context: Built, Living and Natural, a biannual refereed journal on built heritage and environment and consultant to INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Gurgaon Chapter.

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Bibliographic information

Title Haryana: Cultural Heritage Guide
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.09.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173054396
length 423p.,