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Simla 'below Cart Road': Biographies of houses in the margins of an Imperial urban age

Read post by PI Ayona Datta which traces the planning applications for houses built by working classes since the late 19th century. In the imagination of a smart urban future, these house biographies remind us that Shimla’s current tourist spectacle above is made possible because of the continued house building by the poor and working classes below, down in the slopes, and in the margins since the dawn of the Empire.

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