Urban Form and Meaning in South Asia: The Shaping of Cities from Prehistoric to Precolonial Times

The rise and origins of urbanization in India, Pakistan and Nepal is discussed in this work by scholars in a wide range of disciplines. Three important essays that deal with Indus urbanization, Jean-Francois Jarrige's The Early Architectural Traditions of Greater Indus as Seen from Mehrgarh, Baluchistan, Michael R.N. Jansen's Mohenjo-daro: Type Site of the Earliest Urbanization Process in South Asia, and Jim G. Shaffer's Reurbanization: The Eastern Punjab and Beyond.