Recognizing and preserving the historic identity of Dadar West, Bombay
Date, Vineet Shrikant
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This thesis investigates and explains the gap observed between academic and practical application of historic preservation in Bombay City. The thesis offers a brief synopsis of the evolution of Bombay City, and documents and analyses the historic elements present within the urban section of Dadar West. The thesis also evaluates, the city’s preservation guidelines with respect to historic elements within the Dadar West study area that are missing from the city’s preservation program. This evaluation identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s preservation model. The thesis concludes with recommendations for strengthening the city of Bombay’s preservation program.