Project Description

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City

  • INR1,995
  • ISBN: 978-93-85285-07-3
  • Size:227 x 170mm,
  • 450pp, 150gsm Art paper (matt)
  • All colour, 912 photographs and
  • 57 maps, Hardbound with dust jacket
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.It is the first systematic study on the Mela as a City: a planned entity and covers issues of social inclusion, diversity, and even democracy.Researched by a team from Harvard University, representing faculty from multiple disciplines, the volume talks about the large-scale event from its preparation to the actual celebration itself.

Felipe Vera


Felipe Vera Felipe Vera is the director of the ‘Center for Ecology, Landscape and Urbanism’ and a associate professor at the DesignLab of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile. His research and [...]

Rahul Mehrotra


Rahul Mehrotra Rahul Mehrotra is a practising architect and educator. He works in Mumbai and teaches at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is Professor of Urban [...]

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