JAI-Jaipur Architectural Travel Guide



About the Book

Jaipur is a melting pot of Rajput, Mughal and several other cultures and is also the seat of generous amount of vernacular tradition. Unlike many other texts that focus mostly on the city’s princely past, this book is premised on the simple notion that Jaipur is a living city. Rulers along with the residents and users, built the city purposefully and continuously even as the many regime changes, shifting social needs, and contemporary cultural preferences influenced their collective work.

This book is organized in seven itineraries, representing some of the most significant aspects of Jaipur’s citywide architecture built almost over three centuries (1727 – 2017) including an entire itinerary devoted to Amer, the region’s historic capital preceding Jaipur.



About the Authors

Dr Sanjeev Vidyarthi is an associate professor of urban planning and policy and a senior fellow of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Trained as an architect, urban designer and spatial planner, his research interests span the fields of planning theory and history and globalization and development studies.

Sanjeev Vidyarthi and Pratiksha Singh have growing up in different regions of India, Pratiksha and Sanjeev studied together at the JJ school of Architecture in Mumbai. They moved to the city of Jaipur in 1991 seeking work, and getting married, shortly afterwards.

Between the two, they taught in local architecture schools, designed a range of buildings and places, helped conceive and build professional institutions, and researched Jaipur’s spatial development in the post-independence period.  They have lived abroad intermittently since 2002—beginning with Leuven in Belgium and then at Ann Arbor and Chicago in the US—but continue to call Jaipur home. This architectural travel guide is special to them not only because it combines professional knowledges and experiential insights but also their personal memories and genuine affection for one of the most beautiful cities in the World.


ISBN: 978-84-942342-4-8
Title: JAI- Jaipur Architectural Travel Guide
Publisher: Altrim Publishers
Authors: Sanjeev Vidyarthi and Prathiksha Singh
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: Paperback
Language: English


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