INDIA: Architect's Dream

The towers of two crumbling Hindu temples look down on the Valley of Chandigarh, on its scattered mango farms, its monkeys, deer and wild pigs, its blue jays and peacocks. For weeks now the jays have been screaming and the monkeys chattering because a group of Indian engineers have invaded their valley. The engineers are looking for well sites; they are going to build a city in the Valley of Chandigarh.

The Punjab was split when India was partitioned in 1947 and the ancient Punjab Capital, Lahore, went to Pakistan. The Indian province...

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