About the cover:


Designed by Abin Design Studio, the cover highlights the location of a temple-shrine for a community in the busy town of Bansberia in West Bengal. The design for this temple produces a certain kind of non-form — a simple and humble rectangula­r box, with two of its adjacent sides removed and partly converted into a jali. More importantl­y, the design of the temple responds to the idea of a neighbourh­ood. The temple-shrine here is meant to define a street corner, and in a way it articulate­s its presence very strongly within an urban fabric, making itself an urban artefact. For more details, turn to page 48.

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