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Cultural Landscapes of South Asia
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-14 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an intimate connection with nature
The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific
Language: en
Pages: 654
Authors: Kapila Silva
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-29 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific sheds light onto the balancing act of urban heritage management, focusing specifically on the Asia-Pacific regions in which this challenge is imminent and in need of effective solutions. Urban heritage, while being threatened amid myriad forces of global and ecological
Asian Heritage Management
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Kapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing the cultural heritage in Asia. Case studies include sites
The Tämpiṭavihras of Sri Lanka
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Kapila D. Silva, Dhammika P. Chandrasekara
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: Anthem Press

The Ṭämpiṭavihāras of Sri Lanka focuses on one distinctive Buddhist architectural practice from pre-modern Sri Lanka – the construction of Buddha image-houses on elevated wooden platforms supported by stone pillars. As a centre of Buddhism, Sri Lanka has a rich tradition of erecting Buddha image-houses, the origin of which dates
Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Manish Chalana, Ashima Krishna
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India seeks to position the conservation profession within historical, theoretical, and methodological frames to demonstrate how the field has evolved in the postcolonial decades and follow its various trajectories in research, education, advocacy, and practice. Split into four sections, this book covers important themes of institutional