Sacred architectures as monuments:a study of the Kalkaji Mandir, Delhi

Sutton, Deborah (2022) Sacred architectures as monuments:a study of the Kalkaji Mandir, Delhi. Architectural Research Quarterly, 26 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 1359-1355

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This article considers the relationship between architecture, bodies, and custodies in the making of Indian urban monuments. Monuments are created through a combination of design and designation. In this article I explore a religious architecture that is dynamic and iterative and at which monumental designation was attempted and quickly abandoned. I align three issues: what a monument looks like, what a monument does, and how both design and function connect to the custodian regimes at monumental, or potentially monumental, sites. In particular, I am concerned with architectures of divinity, and devotion, as both quotidian and monumental aspects of a city.

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