The City of Dawn: Puducherry, India by Ajinkya Chavan

Kolhapur, Maharashtra, IN


“Puducheri” meaning “new settlement”. The architecture here is highly influenced by the culture of the place. An interesting fact about Puducherry is that the city is divided into two quarters. While one is the French sectors the other is the Tamil section. The cityscapes of the two different sectors strongly reflect the lifestyle and practices of the people living in this place. There are also some excellent structures in Puducherry that represent the fusion of the two dominant architectural styles of this place. These houses belong to the Franco- Tamil category. The interiors of the houses in the French quarter are more embellished than the exteriors. There are some houses in the Tamil streets where the architecture reflect remarkable French influence.