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Author Naeem, Anila, author

Title Urban traditions and historic environments in Sindh : a fading legacy of Shikarpoor, historic city / Anila Naeem
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Series Asian cities ; 4
Asian cities (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 4
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; List of Acronyms; Glossary of Local Terms; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; 1 Shikarpoor Historic Town; Introduction, Background and Development; Historical Background; The Daudpotas; The Kalhoras; The Afghans; The Talpurs; British Rule; The Shikarpoori Merchants and their Network; Development of Shikarpoor: Growth Pattern and Expansions Directions; The Walled City (Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century); Early Extensions (Late Eighteenth and Mid-Nineteenth century); Colonial Expansions (1843-1947); Post-Independence Developments (1947 onwards)
Administrative and Socioeconomic AspectsPresent Administrative Set-up; Socioeconomic Context and Demographics; Trade, Commerce and Industry; Connectivity to the City; Summary; 2 The Character of Shikarpoor's Historic Fabric; Layout of the City: Streets, Circulation and Composition; Circulation Pattern and Street Hierarchy within Walled Limits; 'Mohallas' or Neighbourhoods; Plot Parcels; Components of the Built Fabric: Open spaces, Urban elements and Buildings; Opens Spaces and Natural Assets; Parks/Public Gardens; Graveyards and Mukams; Small Squares within the Walled City (for Wells)
Agricultural Lands and OrchardsIrrigation Canals; Water Tanks; Urban Elements; Archways; Entranceway to Streets or Open Space; Entrance Doors; Inscriptions; Fire Prevention; Pedestrian Bridge; Wells/Hand Pumps; Drinking-Water Fountains (Sabeel); Buildings/Architecture; Types and Usage; Building Heights and Number of Storeys; Ownership and Occupancy; Materials and Construction Techniques; 3 The Dominant Building Types; Residential, Commercial, Religious and Other Public Buildings; Residential: Havelis and Mansions; Commercial: Bazaars and Shops; Covered (Dhak) Bazaar; Stuart Gunj Bazaar
Courtyard (Sehn)/Open SpacesOrnamented Soffit/Ceiling; Shiwala Temple; Pitched Roof; Dome; Sculpture; Marble/Stone Carved Panels; Pilasters; Room Bridging Over Street; Garbage chute; 5 Typological Classification and Grouping; Architectural and Period Styles; Group I; Group II; Group IIa; Group IIb; Group III; Group IIIa; Group IIIb; Group IV; Group V; Group VI; Volumetric Principles and Design Variations: Plan Typology; Value-Based Grouping; 6 The State of Conservation and Related Issues; Physical Condition and Threat Level; Identified Threats: Causes and Impacts; Demolitions
Religious: Temples, Mosques and ShrinesOther Landmark Buildings; 4 Characteristic Architectural Features of Historic Buildings; Balcony/Balconette; Columns/Coupled Columns; Arched or Decorative Windows/Ventilators; Pediments/Broken Pediments; Roundels/Rosettes; Cornice/Mouldings; Entrance Portal; Festoons/Garlands; Cupolas/Chatris; Colonnaded/Arcaded Portico or Verandah; Grills/Iron Work; Carved Brackets; Projecting Timber Balcony/Gallery/Room; Openings with Fixed Openwork Panels/Masonry; Carved Timber Doors; Timber Pelmet; Lamp Niche; Decorative Parapet; Stucco Ornamentation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Architecture -- Pakistan -- Sindh -- Details
Building -- Pakistan -- Sindh.
Cities and towns -- Pakistan -- Sindh.
City planning -- Pakistan -- Sindh.
Historic buildings -- Pakistan -- Sindh.
Vernacular architecture -- Pakistan -- Sindh.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 904853125X (electronic bk.)
9789048531257 (electronic bk.)