Hathigaon: A settlement of Elephants and Mahouts


Authors: Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Rajan Bhatt, Ela Singhal

9788494933004 | PB | pp. 122 | 2022 | Altrim Publishers

Hathigaon: A settlement of Elephants and Mahouts by Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar et al. describes the conception, planning and design of spaces for elephants and their care-taking families in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Ships in 2-4 days

Only 1 left in stock

Spread the love


Hathigaon, or Elephant village, is a unique settlement designed by architect Rahul Mehrotra, for working elephants and their care-taking families in the dry and arid city of Jaipur.

This book illustrates it’s conception, planning, and building. It also includes a reflective essay by Rahul Mehrotra.

The overall planning approach, including project conception and design development, centred upon elephant comfort and meaningful animal-human interaction.

Additional information


Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Megha Bhatnagar, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Rajan Bhatt, Ela Singhal







Year of Publication:



Altrim Publishers





Country of Origin:


About the Authors

Sanjeev Vidyarthi is a leading scholar of India’s spatial planning and city design based at Chicago. He was a professor of architecture at the Aayojan School of Architecture in Jaipur and is currently an associate professor of Urban Planning and Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago (USA).

Born and raised in Jaipur, Megha Bhatnagar is a leading architect of the city today. Her practice pays particular attention to crafting simple and elegant designs suited to the cause and context.

Guarav and Megha Bhatnagar are co-founders of a well established architectural firm in Rajasthan.

Rajan Bhatt is an architect and industrial designer by training, and a passionate photographer.

Also trained as an architect, Ela Singhal serves as the Executive Director of Architecture Foundation, an organization committed to promote awareness of Architecture in India.


This book will be shipped in 2-4 working days’ time. The time taken for you to receive the book after it is shipped will depend upon the mode you choose, while completing your purchase. The rates applicable for each mode are different. You will be informed after the order is shipped. Shipping costs depend on the mode chosen, the weight of the item, and the distance it will travel to reach its destination. Shipping costs will be charged depending on the weight of the entire purchase (if more than one item is purchased). The same shipping mode will apply to all products in such a case.

You may also like…

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.