Lahore: Topophilia of Space and Place

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byAnna Suvorova

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The book is a reconstruction of the historical and cultural images of Lahore, one of the oldest cities in the Indian Subcontinent. The author has chosen an interdisciplinary approach that combines the studies in cultural anthropology, literary and historical sources, art history, andhumanistic geography. The central point of the analysis is topophilia (lit. love of place), the term used to describe the strong sense of place or identity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_identity among certain peoples and groups. In the present book, topophilia of Lahore is represented through interrelations of different types of urban locations, landscapes, architecture and artefacts, on the one hand, and human attitudes, rituals, and manners and customs, - on the other hand. The author's aim is to show how the historicaland cultural developments of people build up the cultural landscape of the city and how the geographical place and space, in their turn, influence behaviour and identity of Lahore's citizens.

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The book is a reconstruction of the historical and cultural images of Lahore, one of the oldest cities in the Indian Subcontinent. The author has chosen an interdisciplinary approach that combines the studies in cultural anthropology, literary and historical sources, art history, andhumanistic geography. The central point of the analys...

Dr Anna Suvorova, Professor of Indo-Islamic Culture, is currently Head of Department of Asian Literatures at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). A specialist in Islam in the Indian subcontinent, classical Urdu literature, Indian and Pakistani theatre and representative arts, she frequently le...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199063559

ISBN - 13:9780199063550

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DedicationAcknowledgementsCarl W. Ernst: ForewordI. On TopophiliaII. 'Lahore is Lahore'III. Between Mosque and TombIV. The Name of the Garden: Shalimar and OthersV. The 'Immured Bride': A City LegendVI. 'Bread and Games!'VII. The City of Dreadful NightVIII. Down the Cool StreetEpilogue. Lahore vs. LucknowBibliographyIndex