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Author Name    Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera

Title   Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral MEGACITY

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   227 x 170 Mm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Niyogi Books 2015

ISBN    9789385285073

Seller ID   039138

The volume presents the comprehensive research findings and includes city maps, aerial images, analytical drawings and photographs of this spectacular Ephemeral Mega City for the Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela is the largest religious celebration on earth and the biggest public gathering in the world. The resulting settlement is a virtual mega city! The Kumbh Mela deploys its own roads, pontoon bridges as well as tents serving as residences and venues for spiritual meetings, and social infrastructure such as hospitals, sanitation outlets and vaccination clinics-all replicating the functions of an actual city. The pop-up settlement seamlessly serves up to seven million people who gather for 55 days and an additional flux of 10 to 20 million people who come for 24-hour cycles on the six main bathing dates. In 2013, a team from Harvard University, representing faculty from multiple disciplines, researched the large-scale event from its preparation to the actual celebration itself. This was the first systematic study on the Mela as a City: a planned entity and covers issues of social inclusion, diversity, and even democracy that emerge under the framework of a neutralizing grid of roads that is the organizing armature of the city. This subdivision of the city forms clusters of freedom and facilitates space for individual and group expression Printed Pages: 450 with numerous colour illustrations.

Kumbh Mela Allahabad India

Price = 43.95 USD

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