Chawls: Analysis of a middle class housing type in Mumbai, India

dc.contributor.advisor Nadia Anderson
dc.contributor.author Karandikar, Priyanka
dc.contributor.department Architecture
dc.date 2018-08-11T12:32:39.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:38:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:38:06Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This thesis documents and analyzes a building-type called chawl in Mumbai, India. Typically occupied by middle class residents, chawls provide access to a range of services and, most importantly, a social support-system that makes life easier in contemporary Mumbai. The research examines how chawls developed within the urban context of Mumbai and how they contribute to the social and cultural lives of their residents. Research methods include a literature review of books, journals, newspaper articles as well as pictographic record and interviews with residents living in the two case study chawls. The analysis shows that a dense social-network between the residents is one of the main reasons for them to live in the chawls. In a dense city like Mumbai, with a lack of affordable housing, chawls provide a sustainable model for middle class housing that should be maintained and can potentially serve as a model for future housing projects.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/11777/
dc.identifier.articleid 2819
dc.identifier.contextkey 2808017
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1039
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/11777
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/25983
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Architecture
dc.subject.keywords Chawls
dc.subject.keywords Housing
dc.subject.keywords Middle-class
dc.subject.keywords Mumbai
dc.title Chawls: Analysis of a middle class housing type in Mumbai, India
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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