Start searching »

Urban Traditions and Historic Environments in Sindh: A Fading Legacy of Shikarpoor, Historic City

Naeem, Anila

978 94 6298 159 1
List price(s):
130.00 USD
90.00 GBP
130.00 EUR

Publication date:
12 April 2017

Short description: 

This book tells the story of Shikarpoor and presents as complete a picture of its threatened historical fabric as possible, through copious maps and images past and present.

Full description: 

Shikarpoor, Sindh, historic urban centres, cultural heritage, urban conservation, sustainable development

Table of contents: 

1. Shikarpoor Historic Town: Introduction, Background, and Developments[-]2. The Character of Shikarpoor's Historic Fabric[-]3. The Dominant Building Types: Residential, Commercial, Religious, and Other Public Buildings[-]4. Characteristic Architectural Features of Historic Buildings[-]5. Typological Classification and Grouping[-]6. The State of Conservation and Related Issues[-]7. Potentials and Prospects: Urban Revival - The Way Ahead[-]Bibliography


Dr. Anila Naeem is a Professor and Co-chairperson at the Department of Architecture and Planning, N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Having graduate degrees in architecture (DCET, Karachi) and heritage conservation (METU, Ankara), she pursued doctorate in UK (OBU, Oxford) researching on historic urban centers. She has served in various executive and technical committee positions, including ICOMOS Pakistan and Heritage Advisory Committee (Sindh). Her most recent publications include a monograph 'Shikarpoor: Historic City, Sindh, Pakistan - Inventory and Mapping of Heritage Properties, Volume 1& II' (Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of the Heritage of Sindh, 2013) and book chapter 'The Conflict of Ideologies and Ambiguities in Conservation Policy: A Legacy of Shared Built Heritage in Pakistan' in Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects eds. Silva, K. & Chapagain, N. K., (Routledge, 2013).




Facebook icon    twitter icon    RSS icon is an initiative of the International Insitute for Asian Studies