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By Smriti Srinivas

ISBN-10: 0295994983

ISBN-13: 9780295994987

ISBN-10: 0295997389

ISBN-13: 9780295997384

Exploring a number of utopian imaginaries and practices, a spot for Utopia ties assorted occasions jointly from the early 20th century to the current, the biographical and the anthropological, the cultural and the conjunctional, South Asia, Europe, and North the United States. It charts the valency of "utopia" for figuring out designs for substitute, occluded, vernacular, or emergent urbanisms within the final hundred years. valuable to the designs for utopia during this e-book are the topics of gardens, young children, non secular topographies, loss of life, and wish.

From the vitalist city plans of the Scottish polymath Patrick Geddes in India to the Theosophical Society in Madras and the ways that it supplied a context for a unique South Indian backyard layout; from the visible, textual, and formality designs of Californian Vedanta from the Thirties to the current; to the spatial adjustments linked to post-1990s highways and swift transit platforms in Bangalore which are shaping an rising �Indian New Age� of spiritual and somatic self-styling, Srinivas tells the tale of contrapuntal histories, the contiguity of lives, and resonances among utopian worlds which are generative of designs for cultural choices and futures.�

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