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Shifting of Built up Environment : A Paradigm for Historical Town Chandernagore, Hoogley, West Bengal

Amit Kumar Das

Affiliations:

  1. Guest Lecturer of Lalbaba College, Belur, Howrah and Arambagh Girls College, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA

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This research paper is an attempt to identify the way in which the housing of the Chandernagore town is changing over the period of time. Chandernagore town was a French colony from 17th century to mid-20th century. But after independence that classical Dalan houses and joint family culture had been lost and after the new economy policy of 1990s the traditional housing had been replaced by new set of built up environment which consisted of flat and apartment making. But after the introduction of 21st century, the flat and apartment culture has become a significant and powerful content of urbanism of Chandernagore city.

Keywords:
Built up environment, Colony, Hooghly