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Chanakya’s Thoughts on Town and Country Planning in Contemporary World:Are They Relevant?

Some interesting extracts relating to Town and Country planning in Arthashastra composed by Chanakya in the Maurya period is given below: Town, which is congested, should be freed of surplus population, which should then be housed in a new location. … Continue reading

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First City,First Planned City and Origin of the Word ‘Town’

First City of the World- Ur    Archaeologists have discovered evidences of an early occupation at Ur during the Ubaid period. These early levels were sealed off with a sterile deposit of soil that was interpreted by excavators of the 1920s … Continue reading

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