JAI-Jaipur: Architectural Travel Guide of Jaipur


Authors: Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Prathiksha Singh

9788494234248 | PB | pp. 230 | 2018 | Altrim Publishers

JAI-Jaipur: Architectural Travel Guide of Jaipur by Sanjeev Vidyarthi is organised into 7 itineraries representing Jaipur’s architecture over 3 centuries.

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Discover the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Founded in the 18th century by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, it was planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra, in a grid system with uniform rose pink buildings. Jaipur is a melting pot of Rajput, Mughal and several other cultures and is also the seat of a generous amount of vernacular tradition. Even so, the Pink City has retained its unique flavour and old world charm. Visitors will also find a contemporary architecture that infuses new shapes with the legacy of the past and the spirit of place.

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About the Authors

Dr Sanjeev Vidyarthi is an associate professor of urban planning and policy and a senior fellow of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Trained as an architect, urban designer and spatial planner, his research interests span the fields of planning theory and history and globalization and development studies.

Sanjeev Vidyarthi and Pratiksha Singh have growing up in different regions of India, Pratiksha and Sanjeev studied together at the JJ school of Architecture in Mumbai. They moved to the city of Jaipur in 1991 seeking work, and getting married, shortly afterwards.

Between the two, they taught in local architecture schools, designed a range of buildings and places, helped conceive and build professional institutions, and researched Jaipur’s spatial development in the post-independence period. They have lived abroad intermittently since 2002—beginning with Leuven in Belgium and then at Ann Arbor and Chicago in the US—but continue to call Jaipur home. This architectural travel guide is special to them not only because it combines professional knowledges and experiential insights but also their personal memories and genuine affection for one of the most beautiful cities in the World.


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