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volume 6 | issue 1

Art forms like dance, music and crafts have been ingrained in the Bengali culture over the centuries. The region has also contributed immensely to the field of literature, and no compilation on the region would be complete without the mention of works of Rabindranath Tagore – the first Indian Noble laureate in literature. For decades, Tagore dominated Indian philosophical and literary scene due to his varied contributions to the field of writing novels, essays on literature, culture, and international issues.
M. Shaheer writes about Tagore’s perception of landscape & nature and its reflection in his literary works. A special feature is compiled by Anjan Mitra, urban designer based at Kolkata on depiction of landscape in the legendary film director Satyajit Ray’s films. Frames from Ray’s films and sketches are a visual treat.
A World Heritage Site, and home to the Royal Bengal tigers, the Sundarbans delta is covered by numerous estuaries and streams, mainly distributaries of main rivers. An article in the issue elaborates on development potentials of this environmentally fragile area.
Further in the issue, a few contemporary projects are featured including a sustainable township in Siliguri, and proposals for Kolkata’s new domestic airport terminal and Naya Raipur’s urban landscape design.
We also feature an interesting article by Christopher Vernon, faculty in the University of Western Australia on the relatively unknown connection between Walter and Marion Griffin – designers of Australia’s national capital, Canberra, with the city of Lucknow.

About Rabindranath Tagore : The Principal of Unity and the
Landscape of Bengal
by M. Shaheer

The Indian Sundarbans: A Unique Eco-System by
Dr Suchandra Bardhan | Prof. (Dr.) Sugata Hazra

Landscape in Satyajit Ray’s films : Nature, Emotions, Expressions
and Thoughts
by Anjan Mira

City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata by Krishan C. Singal

Uttorayon, Siliguri: The Largest Sustainable Township in East India
by Samir Mathur

Shaping the Urban Landscape, Naya Raipur, The New Capital of
by Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee | Madhup Mazumder

IT parks, Salt Lake City by Madhup Mazumder

The Ffort Holiday Klub, Raichak by Anuradha Puri Rathore

Poetic designs: Kolkata’s New Domestic Airport Terminal : RJM Consultants


Anjan Mitra - Urban Designer : Kolkata

Book Review

Encyclopedia of Himalayan Medicinal Flora, Volume 1
Editors: Dr. Shyamal K. Basu, Dr. Dulal Ch. Pal, Anupama Mitra, Jayashree Datta
Publisher: Horticulture Development Foundation, The Agri Horticultural Society of India
Review by: Prof. (Dr.) Surinder Suneja

Know Your Plants

Champak, Michelia Champaca

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