Khanabadosh or Nomad Camps

This book is on traditional residential architecture but it is interesting to explore how nomadic and itinerant tribes and castes of India organize camps for their living – a part of their interesting lifestyles and a form of temporary residence for many such people of India.

Vernacular Architecture in History and Heritage Sites

Though not much remains of residential dwellings in historical times, archaeological excavations and Indian art history give many clues about the vernacular architecture in those times.

Vernacular Form, Design, Spaces and Relevance

Vernacular architecture can best be defined as indigenous architecture of a people or locale, based on social and environmental needs and preferences, and made from locally available building material with available skills.

Living Traditions and the Future of Vernacular Architecture

To hope that vernacular architecture in India will stage a spectacular comeback would be quixotic. In addition to urban areas, rural towns and even large villages have started getting multi-storeyed concrete residences due to shortage and high price of land, along with the natural division of families.