The Mysore/Srirangapatna Heritage Documentation and Development Project

Built by the rulers of the Ganga Dynasty in the 9th century, the Srirangapatna is today one the most important pilgrimage sites in southern India. In 1799 the city was witness to the so-called Siege of Seringapatam, which resulted in the East India Company’s final victory over the Kingdom of Mysore and its leader Tipu Sultan, consolidating British rule over most of southern India.

Status

Ongoing

Type

Workshop and Heritage Documentation

Location

12°19’11.6″N
76°37’02.8″E
Mysore, Karnataka
India

Collaborator

Mysore School of Architecture
India

About the project

The aim of this project was the documentation of the religious temple town of Srirangapatna near Mysore, in southern India, in collaboration with the staff and students of Mysore School of Architecture (MSA).

Beyond its academic importance as a site of architectural and historical relevance, Srirangapatna faces a number of issues arising from the rapid demographic growth of its population and visitor numbers. Additionally, modern pressures such as the requirement for improved sanitation, running water, electricity and vehicular access are confronting the ancient architectural fabric with serious challenges which are often solved haphazardly or through outright demolition and reconstruction.

Key people

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    Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

    Principal Investigator

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    Prof D S Ramakrishna Rao

    Co-Investigator

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    Dr Giamila Quattrone

    Research Fellow

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    Dr Martin Goffriller

    Research Fellow

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    Désirée Campolo

    Research Assistant

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    Claudia Briguglio

    Research Assistant

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    Shreya V Pai

    Research Assistant

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    Preetam Prabhakar

    Research Assistant

Workshop drawings

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