The Festival of India : the myths and mandalas of the city within the city

dc.contributor.advisorNot available
dc.creatorGarcía, Luis Richard, 1962-
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T21:40:49Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T21:40:49Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.descriptionTraveling for several months by bus, plane, car, and train, I saw many regions of the country. I visited small villages that were celebrating festivals, got lost in the big cities, and enjoyed countless architectural masterpieces: the Taj Mahal, the temples of Khajuraho, the Viceroy's Palace by Lutyens, the Mill Owners Association by Le Corbusier, and the Indian Institute of Management by Kahn, to name a few. The latter represent Western influence on architecture in the country. I have fond memories of each city and place from my journey. Some, such as canoeing through the back waters of Kerala or pony trekking up the Himalayas in Kashmir, Others such as Delhi have a special significance for being the location of my thesis, and Varanasi for being its inspiration. Still others have a deep rooted attachment to me such as Bombay which brought back my childhood memories of Mexico City. As I reflect back, I must say I had a truly wonderful experience. Even when I thought I was miserable and wanted to leave, deep down inside I was having the time of my life. I hope this thesis represents not only my own personal values and beliefs, but the values, beliefs, and feelings consonant with those shared by the people of India. I also hope that this thesis will not be seen as another attempt to infiltrates India with Western philosophies, but rather the opposite--that India infiltrate us in the west with its ancient philosophies
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/81106
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/8119
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns--India
dc.subject.lcshCity planning--India
dc.subject.lcshMandala
dc.subject.lcshMythology, Indic
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture--India
dc.subject.lcshFestivals--India
dc.subject.lcshFestival of India
dc.titleThe Festival of India : the myths and mandalas of the city within the cityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US

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