Posted by Anjana on April 23, 2002 at 09:30:04:
In Reply to: Thesis topic posted by Nitu on March 14, 2002 at 00:52:30:
I read the suggestions by others. I'm wondering if you would be interested in something more general. Often, in India, the architecture of old is far more valued than the architecture of today. When buildings are built today, especially religious ones, they simply copy the old styles. Some of them are entirely different, and others are simply mimicries. How about a study in this area. How do poeple build today ? What is the rationale. In another 1000 years, are people still going to look to the ancient temples we look to today, or are they going to look at the religious structures that are being built today and see it representative of its time, and a legacy in it's own right ?
We are now a secular country, accepting and aknowledging all religions, shouldn't our religious structures also aknowledge or reflect that ? Does it, or does it simply repeat the patterns of old and if so why ?