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Ravi Kalia received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Delhi.
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Ravi Kalia received from the University of California, Los Angeles his Master of Business Administration and Ph.D.
(In 1949 the Indian government created a clean slate on wh...)
In 1949 the Indian government created a clean slate on which to plan, design, and build a totally new city to serve as the seat of the Punjab government and to replace the ancient, traditional city of Lahore, which had been lost to Pakistan. That city was Chandigarh, the most visible planned city in India and the present capital of Punjab and Haryana. Kalia provides a history of the planning and development of Chandigarh, focusing on the major figures involved: Nehru, Albert Mayer, Charles Edouard Jeanneret (popularly known as Le Corbusier), and the husband-and-wife team of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Beverly Drew.
(When Orissa was constituted as the eleventh province of B...)
When Orissa was constituted as the eleventh province of British India in 1936, the need for a new capital was immediately evident. In explaining the political, economic, and religious reasons for constructing the new capital of the region at Bhubaneswar, Ravi Kalia notes the often conservative attitudes of the Oriyan people, who initially opposed the transformation of this revered site into a capital city.
(The culmination of Ravi Kalia's trilogy on the formation ...)
The culmination of Ravi Kalia's trilogy on the formation of capital cities in postcolonial India, Gandhinagar joins the historian's other two volumes, on Chandigarh and Bhubaneswar, in tracing India's efforts to establish its twentieth-century architectural identity.
(The essays in this volume address the central theme of Pa...)
The essays in this volume address the central theme of Pakistan’s enduring, yet elusive, quest for democracy. The book charts Pakistan’s struggle from its very inception, at least in the political rhetoric provided by both civilian and military leaders, for democracy, liberalism, freedom of expression, inclusiveness of minorities and even secularism. At the same time, it demonstrates how in practice, the country has continued to drift towards increasingly brittle authoritarianism, religious extremism and intolerance of minorities - both Muslim and non-Muslim.
(This book explores Pakistan from different vantage points...)
This book explores Pakistan from different vantage points. It examines a variety of events in contemporary Pakistan through a comprehensive analysis of identity and power politics; media landscapes; military recruitment; role of madrassahs; terrorism and militancy; civil war as well as outlines future trajectories. It studies themes such as Pakistan’s relationship with India, the legacy of Jinnah, gender and fundamentalism, urbanisation, unrest that have plagued the northern areas.
Ravi Kalia received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Delhi. He then received from the University of California, Los Angeles his Master of Business Administration and Ph.D.
Ravi Kalia has been an associate professor at City College of New York of the City University of New York in New York City since 1993. He specializes in South Asian studies, particularly urban-architectural history in colonial and post-colonial India. His courses cover subjects ranging from Architectural History, Urban Studies, Popular Culture, Cinema, and Subaltern Studies.
In addition, he is the author of "Chandigarh: The Making of an Indian City" (1987), "Bhubaneshwar: From a Temple Town to a Capital City" (1994), "Gandhinagar: Building National Identity in Postcolonial India" (2004), and "Imaging India in the Twentieth Century: An Architectural View".
Moreover, Kalia's articles have appeared in Habitat International, India Quarterly, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Technology and Science, Planning Perspective, and The Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II, Encyclopedia of India, and in foreign and domestic newspapers.
(The culmination of Ravi Kalia's trilogy on the formation ...)2004
(In 1949 the Indian government created a clean slate on wh...)1987
(When Orissa was constituted as the eleventh province of B...)1994
(The essays in this volume address the central theme of Pa...)2012
(This book explores Pakistan from different vantage points...)2015