Neighborhood Units

Chandigarh –– A Symbol of Modernity and Independence

India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, wanted Chandigarh to become a monumental city symbolizing India’s bright future of modernity, progress, and independence, as it was the first city built after India’s independence from British rule in 1947. But the city, segmented into cells based on the neighborhood unit, became a symbol of class segregation.

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