Chandigarh is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. India’s first planned city, established following Partition in 1947, it is the masterpiece of Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier.
In addition to years of neglect, the city, a gem of modern architecture, has recently become the target of art buyers and auctioneers. Local architects and art historians have since been fighting to save Chandigarh’s modernist history before it’s all gone.
Read Jason Burke’s article detailing the current situation here.
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