The City

Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s capital city, lies on the west bank of the Sabarmati River. Gandhinagar presents the spacious, well-organized look of an architecturally integrated city.Thirty sectors, into which the city has been divided, stretch around the central Government complex. Each sector has its own shopping and community center, primary school, health center, government and private housing. Apart from which there is a generous provision for wide open green parks, extensive planting and a large recreational area along the river giving the city a lush green garden-city atmosphere.

Kalia illumines Kahn’s early influence in the city and his replacement by Doshi and then by American-trained H. K. Mewada, who had apprenticed with Le Corbusier in Chandighar. Kalia shows that, unlike the other two cities, Gandhinagar would become emblematic of Gandhian ideals of Swadeshi (indigenous) goods and Swaraj  (self-rule).


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